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Abstract

Both George Berkeley and Mozi display a tension in their moral philosophies between divine command theory and consequentialism. This paper argues that comparing the two philosophers can shed light on the relationship between certain philosophical positions and their resulting moral philosophies. In particular, I focus on the lack of interest in an appearance-reality distinction and in “essence” in both, which I argue gives rise to the tension between consequentialism and divine command theory.

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-07
Open Access
No
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