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  1. Moral obligation is a necessity of this kind. (Web site)

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  1. Philosophers who support egoism have argued that altruism is demeaning to the individual and that no moral obligation to help others actually exists. (Web site)
  2. That doctrine explains the peremptoriness, the sacredness, the universality of moral obligation, made known to us, as it is, by the dictates of conscience. (Web site)
  3. Suppose first that the defender of the supervenience view affirms that moral obligation is wholly distinct from divine command. (Web site)
  4. But observe, Moral obligation respects ultimate intention, or the choice of an end. (Web site)
  5. I believe that it is, again, moral obligation-s essential tie to second-personal accountability.


  1. The will, which is the seat of moral obligation, is incapable of being physically coerced in that manner. (Web site)
  2. An objection is sometimes urged against the method of analysing moral obligation which we have followed. (Web site)
  3. The sense of moral obligation is an attribute of man's rational nature, and so we find it wherever we find man. (Web site)
  4. Second, the threat of divine punishment cannot impose a moral obligation, for might does not make right.
  5. With the exception of the Stoics, the Greek philosophers did not much discuss the question of duty and moral obligation. (Web site)


  1. Nothing, then, can be the foundation of moral obligation but that which is a good, or intrinsically valuable in itself. (Web site)
  2. This faculty supplies the chronological condition of the idea of the valuable, and hence of right and wrong, and of moral obligation. (Web site)


  1. This theory, as every reader of Paley knows, makes self-interest the ground of moral obligation. (Web site)
  2. Upon this theory I remark--- 1. That if self-interest be the ground of moral obligation, then self-interest is the end to be chosen for its own sake. (Web site)


  1. The primary moral obligation of government, it asserts, is to secure liberty, not to promote "virtue at the point of a gun". (Web site)
  2. This implies that he is the subject of moral obligation, for virtue is nothing else than compliance with obligation. (Web site)


  1. But as virtue consists in a conformity to moral obligation, moral obligation must exist before virtue can exist. (Web site)
  2. Roughly, Divine Command Theory is the view that morality is somehow dependent upon God, and that moral obligation consists in obedience to God-s commands.


  1. It is generally understood and agreed that moral obligation does not directly extend to bodily or outward action. (Web site)
  2. It is impossible that moral obligation should extend directly to any involuntary act or state of mind. (Web site)
  3. We inquire in the second place, to what acts and states of mind moral obligation must directly extend. (Web site)


  1. Moral obligation really is conceptually related to standards of minimally decent conduct that moral agents are accountable for complying with.
  2. There can be no such thing as moral obligation and wrongdoing without the normative standing to demand and hold agents accountable for compliance.


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