Is There Progress in Morality?

Dale Jamieson

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    My question, which is central to the business of moral philosophy, is implicitly addressed by many philosophers, yet explicitly addressed by only a few. In this paper I address the question head-on, and propose a qualified affirmative answer. First, however, it is important to be clear about what is meant by ‘morality’ and ‘progress’, and what the meaning of ‘is’ is. My characterizations will not be exact, but I hope they will be precise enough to specify a domain that can be productively investigated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)318-338
    Number of pages21
    JournalUtilitas
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2002

    Fingerprint

    morality
    moral philosophy
    Morality
    Moral philosophy
    Philosopher

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Philosophy
    • Sociology and Political Science

    Cite this

    Is There Progress in Morality? / Jamieson, Dale.

    In: Utilitas, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2002, p. 318-338.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Jamieson, D 2002, 'Is There Progress in Morality?', Utilitas, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 318-338. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0953820800003630
    Jamieson, Dale. / Is There Progress in Morality?. In: Utilitas. 2002 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 318-338.
    @article{5530ab5d9948492c87caeaa4bf04391a,
    title = "Is There Progress in Morality?",
    abstract = "My question, which is central to the business of moral philosophy, is implicitly addressed by many philosophers, yet explicitly addressed by only a few. In this paper I address the question head-on, and propose a qualified affirmative answer. First, however, it is important to be clear about what is meant by ‘morality’ and ‘progress’, and what the meaning of ‘is’ is. My characterizations will not be exact, but I hope they will be precise enough to specify a domain that can be productively investigated.",
    author = "Dale Jamieson",
    year = "2002",
    doi = "10.1017/S0953820800003630",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "14",
    pages = "318--338",
    journal = "Utilitas",
    issn = "0953-8208",
    publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
    number = "3",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Is There Progress in Morality?

    AU - Jamieson, Dale

    PY - 2002

    Y1 - 2002

    N2 - My question, which is central to the business of moral philosophy, is implicitly addressed by many philosophers, yet explicitly addressed by only a few. In this paper I address the question head-on, and propose a qualified affirmative answer. First, however, it is important to be clear about what is meant by ‘morality’ and ‘progress’, and what the meaning of ‘is’ is. My characterizations will not be exact, but I hope they will be precise enough to specify a domain that can be productively investigated.

    AB - My question, which is central to the business of moral philosophy, is implicitly addressed by many philosophers, yet explicitly addressed by only a few. In this paper I address the question head-on, and propose a qualified affirmative answer. First, however, it is important to be clear about what is meant by ‘morality’ and ‘progress’, and what the meaning of ‘is’ is. My characterizations will not be exact, but I hope they will be precise enough to specify a domain that can be productively investigated.

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85007986204&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85007986204&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1017/S0953820800003630

    DO - 10.1017/S0953820800003630

    M3 - Article

    VL - 14

    SP - 318

    EP - 338

    JO - Utilitas

    JF - Utilitas

    SN - 0953-8208

    IS - 3

    ER -