Reason and Commitment Class 5

The interpretation of historical texts chiefly

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Unformatted text preview: rs given to one and the same question, but the history of a problem more or less constantly changing, whose solution was changing with it” Alasdair MacIntyre, A Short History of Ethics (1966) ! The historiography of moral concepts: o Moral concepts arise and are inseparable from social life: there is no transcendent “idea of the good” o Moral concepts undergo change which is reflected in linguistic usage (justice, good, right, cruel)  ­ The embeddedness of our moral vocabulary means that there is no such thing as “morality as such” Skinnerian political theory: three axes ! The interpretation of historical texts, chief...
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