Post-Pragmatic Ethics: Consequences of Neopragmatism on Truth in Ethics
What are the consequences of Neopragmatism on truth in ethics? In the development of pragmatism, from its beginnings in Charles Sanders Peirce to one of its current incarnations in the philosophy of Richard Rorty, "truth" has received a variety of treatments. I will argue that one of the main consequences ofNeopragmatism is that our anchor is gone; there is no foundational truth in ethics. Once foundational truth is eliminated from our ethical considerations, one is left to wonder what, exactly, is left of ethics? Various critiques of traditional theories of ethics are presented, specifically against the notion of an absolute moral criterion for judgment. Yet, in the end, one must to continue to wonder, what is ethics?
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Stanlick, Nancy A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Olen, Peter, "Post-Pragmatic Ethics: Consequences of Neopragmatism on Truth in Ethics" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 512.