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Foot, Philippa. Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives
1972, The Philosophical Review, Vol. 81, No. 3. (Jul., 1972), pp. 305-316
Added by: Giada Fratantonio

Summary: In this well known paper, the author argues that there are no categorical imperatives. In a nutshell, the author’s logical outline runs – schematically – as follows: i) imperatives can be either categorical or imperative ii) moral imperatives are not categorical, iii) Therefore, there are hypotetical.

Comment: This can be used as main text in an introductory undergraduate course on ethics or meta-ethics.

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