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From intellectualism to contextualism to metaethical realism : an exploration of our ethical language-games and their conditions of intelligibility

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From intellectualism to contextualism to metaethical realism : an exploration of our ethical language-games and their conditions of intelligibility

Dalzell, Neal (1999) From intellectualism to contextualism to metaethical realism : an exploration of our ethical language-games and their conditions of intelligibility. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This essay examines the most common interpretations of the phenomenon of ethical difference, and attempts, by undermining these interpretations, to articulate a post-metaphysical ethical essentialism. My argument will begin with an analysis of the not-so-subtle connotations of our everyday language-games, and will proceed to show that, despite their naivete, these connotations nevertheless have a formative impact on modern academic accounts of moral rationality and ethical deliberation. The thematic focal points of my essay will be intellectualism, the problem of ethnocentrism, the absolutist-relativist dichotomy, and the relevance of human embodiment for conceptions of moral justification. The works of Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Martin Heidegger will play a central role in the articulation of this critical narrative.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Dalzell, Neal
Pagination:iii, 92 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Dept. of Philosophy
Date:1999
Thesis Supervisor(s):Nielson, Kai
ID Code:749
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:14
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:16
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