Moral and Rational Commitment

  title={Moral and Rational Commitment},
  author={sam shpall},
  • sam shpall
  • Published 2013
We often use the term ‘commitment’ to make claims of apparent normative import. An ontologically scrupulous philosopher says that she cannot accept a certain principle because it would commit her to abstracta. A conscientious friend says that he’d like to make your party but feels bound by a prior commitment. A campaigning politician says that she’s the only candidate who’s really committed to cleaning up Washington. It is surprising, given the ubiquity of such claims, that philosophers seldom… CONTINUE READING