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Concern, Respect, and Cooperation

Garrett Cullity


Three things often recognized as central to morality are concern for others’ welfare, respect for their self-expression, and cooperation in worthwhile collective activity. When philosophers have proposed theories of the substance of morality, they have typically looked to one of these three sources to provide a single, fundamental principle of morality—or they have tried to formulate a master-principle for morality that combines these three ideas in some way. This book views them instead as three independently important foundations of morality. It sets out a plural-foundation moral theory with ... More

Keywords: concern, respect, cooperation, foundation of morality, W. D. Ross, pluralism, moral theory, paternalism, using as a means, consumer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198807841
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garrett Cullity, author
Hughes Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide