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Ethics and the Language of Morality

  • Fernando Salmerón
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 172)

Abstract

What is sought here is only to point out the relation of ethics, understood as a branch of philosophy in its strictest sense, to the language of morality. But it is taken for granted that in these few pages no precision is possible upon the meaning of. “philosophy”—although by the end of this article some light may be shed on it in an indirect way. The same will be the case with the concept of morality, the definition of which it will also not be possible to advance here, although at times we shall have to imagine some of its essential characteristics. Within these limitations, these notes would like to take the form of an analysis of ethics, that is to say, a philosophical exercise related to questions concerning the language of morality.

Keywords

Moral Reasoning Strict Sense Philosophical Analysis Deontic Logic Moral Life 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

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  • Fernando Salmerón

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