Search for dissertations about: "Moral action"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 59 swedish dissertations containing the words Moral action.

  1. 1. Mistaken morality? : an essay on moral error theory

    Author : Emma Beckman; Gunnar Björnsson; Bart Streumer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; moral error theory; Mackie; Joyce; Olson; normative institution; fictionalism; normative error theory; epistemic error theory; irreducible normativity; abolitionism; conservationism; propagandism;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores arguments and questions related to moral error theory – the idea that morality inevitably involves a fundamental and serious error such that moral judgments and statements never come out true. It is suggested that the truth of error theory remains a non-negligible possibility, and that we for this reason should take a version of moral fictionalism seriously. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hedonistic Act Utilitarianism : Action Guidance and Moral Intuitions

    Author : Simon Rosenqvist; Folke Tersman; Jens Johansson; Ben Eggleston; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; hedonistic act utilitarianism; consequentialism; action guidance; moral intuitions; hedonism; thought experiments; ignorance; imagination; morality; normativity; ethics; moral theory; normative ethics; Filosofi; Philosophy;

    Abstract : According to hedonistic act utilitarianism, an act is morally right if and only if, and because, it produces at least as much pleasure minus pain as any alternative act available to the agent. This dissertation gives a partial defense of utilitarianism against two types of objections: action guidance objections and intuitive objections. READ MORE

  3. 3. The moral status of nature : reasons to care for the natural world

    Author : Lars Samuelsson; Roger Fjellström; Johan Brännmark; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Environmental ethics; ecocentrism; reasons; reason for action; normative reason; moral status; moral standing; moral considerability; final value; intrinsic value; biocentrism; nature-considerism; nature; nature as a whole; the natural world; complexity; indispensability; interests; Practical philosophy; Praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The subject-matter of this essay is the moral status of nature. This subject is dealt with in terms of normative reasons. The main question is if there are direct normative reasons to care for nature in addition to the numerous indirect normative reasons that there are for doing so. READ MORE

  4. 4. The School as a Moral Arena : Constitutive values and deliberation in Swedish curriculum practice

    Author : Katarina Norberg; David Hamilton; Pirjo Lahdenperä; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Education; Constitutive values; curriculum; moral; schooling; intercultural education; multicultural school; Pedagogik; Education; Pedagogik; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : This thesis’ main theme is the relation between school practices and the constitutive values explicitly endorsed in the Swedish national curriculum. It consists of four articles. Article I examines the new educational circumstances in a multicultural society. READ MORE

  5. 5. Morality and the Pursuit of Happiness : A Study in Kantian Ethics

    Author : Johan Brännmark; Praktisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Systematic philosophy; Henry Sidgwick; G. E. Moore; wide reflective equilibrium; metaphysics of the person; Ethics; value; moral realism; social constructivism; philosophy of action; theories of motivation; the dualism of practical reason; the highest good; happiness; virtue; the categorical imperative; maxims; moral principles; Immanuel Kant; moral judgment; aesthetics; metaphysics; epistemology; ideology; Praktisk filosofi; estetik; metafysik; kunskapsteori; ideologi;

    Abstract : This work seeks to develop a Kantian ethical theory in terms of a general ontology of values and norms together with a metaphysics of the person that makes sense of this ontology. It takes as its starting point Kant’s assertion that a good will is the only thing that has an unconditioned value and his accompanying view that the highest good consists in virtue and happiness in proportion to virtue. READ MORE