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Title: Moral powers and the moral community: Comment on Richardson
Author(s): Cruft, Rowan
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Keywords: History and Philosophy of Science
Issue Date: Jan-2023
Date Deposited: 29-Apr-2023
Citation: Cruft R (2023) Moral powers and the moral community: Comment on Richardson. <i>Philosophy and Phenomenological Research</i>, 106 (1), pp. 237-244.
Abstract: First paragraph: Morality is clearly in some sense a human creation. The difficulty is: in what sense? Richardson's Articulating the Moral Community offers a partial answer to this question. He argues that the moral community can exercise a power to create moral changes: refinements of current moral principles can be generated through this power. Richardson uses the term ‘articulation’ in the engineer's sense, referring to a body that ‘has parts that move with some partial independence from each other, allowing greater overall flexibility in movement’ (p. 13). His book focuses on explaining how the moral community can build new parts for morality when needed.
DOI Link: 10.1111/phpr.12958
Rights: © 2023 The Authors. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Philosophy and Phenonmenological Research Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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