Abstract

Abstract:

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

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 740-756
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-03
Open Access
No
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