The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories

  title={The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories},
  author={M. Stocker},
  journal={The Journal of Philosophy},
  • M. Stocker
  • Published 1976
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Philosophy
Moral Distress as a Symptom of Dirty Hands
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Moral Schizophrenia and the Paradox of Friendship
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The Schizophrenia of Contemporary Education and the Moral Work of Teaching
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The virtue of cold-heartedness
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Schizophrenia and the Virtues of Self-Effacement
Michael Stocker’s “The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories” attacks versions of consequentialism and deontological ethics on the grounds that they are self-effacing. While it is often thoughtExpand
Impartialist Ethics and Psychic Disintegration: A Talking Cure
This dissertation deals with integrity understood as a state of the psyche. Its primary interlocutor is Professor Bernard Williams, and its point of departure is my interpretation of his ObjectionExpand
Ein vier-Prinzipien-Ansatz für die Bioethik
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Ethical Habituation and Pleasure
Is it possible for a person to acquire virtues of character solely by reading books and/or attending lectures on ethical theory? According to Aristotle, no ethical theory, no matter how well formedExpand
Tolerance and pain
It is often thought that tolerance must be painful; the absence of pain is taken as an indication of indifference, an indication that the agent does not really disapprove of the object of herExpand