Piers Rawling

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Simon Blackburn can be seen as challenging those committed to sui generis moral facts to explain the supervenience of the moral on the descriptive. We (like perhaps Derek Parfit) hold that normative facts in general are sui generis. We also hold that the normative supervenes on the descriptive, and we here endeavour to answer the generalization of(More)
The Simulation Index was derived from 15 error types on the WAIS-R and WMS occurring with a high degree of specificity in a criterion simulation group (n = 16) and a further five error types specific to a group of patients sustaining severe head injury (n = 16). The reliability of the scoring criteria was evaluated in terms of the rate of agreement in(More)
This paper comprises three sections. First, we offer a traditional defence of deontology, in the manner of, for example, W.D. Ross (1965). The leading idea of such a defence is that the right is independent of the good. Second, we modify the now standard account of the distinction, in terms of the agent-relative/agentneutral divide, between deontology and(More)
This is a case of a 6-month-old child who presented to the local paediatric department with a relatively short history of developmental regression, hypotonia, weight loss, irritability and hepatosplenomegaly. The child then proceeded to spike temperatures up to 39°C. The case demonstrates the logical investigative process involved in such a case and(More)
The Office of Graduate Studies has verified and approved the above named committee members. iii This is dedicated to my parents, who instilled in me a moral compass, granted me the latitude to find my own way, and gave me the support to pursue a discipline like philosophy. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work would not have come to fruition without the support and(More)
Which actions does morality require of us? What does it forbid and what does it permit? In trying to fi nd some general answers to these questions, moral theorists typically start from commonsense morality, from what ordinary people think about moral issues. In deciding how to act, people often think about the consequences of their actions: they try to fi(More)
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