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On Locating Value in Making Moral Progress

Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni LU (2017) In Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20(1). p.137-152
Abstract
The endeavour to locate value in moral progress faces various substantive as well as more formal challenges. This paper focuses on challenges of the latter kind. After some preliminaries, Section 3 introduces two general kinds of “evaluative moral progress-claims”, and outlines a possible novel analysis of a (quasi) descriptive notion of moral progress. While Section 4 discusses certain logical features of betterness in light of recent work in value theory which are pertinent to the notion of moral progress, Sections 5 and 6 outline the ambiguous character of “making moral progress”.
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Moral progress, Value comparisons, Betterness, Value incomparability, Value dualism
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
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20
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1
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16 pages
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Springer
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  • scopus:84982798841
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1386-2820
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10.1007/s10677-016-9747-0
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English
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {137--152},
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  series       = {Ethical Theory and Moral Practice},
  title        = {On Locating Value in Making Moral Progress},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10677-016-9747-0},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2017},
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