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Explaining right and wrong

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When an act is right or wrong, there may be an explanation why. Different moral theories recognize different moral facts and offer different explanations of them, but they offer no account of moral explanation itself. What, then, is its nature? This thesis seeks a systematic account of moral explanation within a framework of moral realism. In Chapter 1, I develop a pluralist theory of explanation. I argue that there is a prima facie distinctive normative mode of explanation that is essential...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Oriel College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Geoffrey H. Ferrari
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:99e1091c-aaef-4f75-b3cb-e64da557afba
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ora:2814

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