Moral Agents

Some articles on moral agents, moral agent, agent:

Glossary Of Philosophy - E
... Ethical egoism the normative ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest ... It contrasts with ethical altruism, which holds that moral agents have an ethical obligation to help or serve others ... Ethical egoism does not, however, require moral agents to disregard the well-being of others, nor does it require that a moral agent refrains from ...
Consequentialism - Criticisms
... has argued that consequentialism is alienating because it requires moral agents to put too much distance between themselves and their own projects and commitments ... Williams argues that consequentialism requires moral agents to take a strictly impersonal view of all actions, since it is only the consequences ... Williams argues that this demands too much of moral agents—since (he claims) consequentialism demands that they be willing to sacrifice any and all personal projects and commitments in any given circumstance in ...
Philosophical Individualism - Ethical Egoism
... Ethical egoism contrasts with ethical altruism, which holds that moral agents have an obligation to help and serve others ... with ethical utilitarianism, which holds that a moral agent should treat one's self (also known as the subject) with no higher regard than one has ... but egoism and altruism contrast with utilitarianism, in that egoism and altruism are both agent-focused forms of consequentialism (i.e ...
Ethical Egoism
... simply egoism) is the normative ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest ... Ethical egoism contrasts with ethical altruism, which holds that moral agents have an obligation to help and serve others ... ethical utilitarianism, which holds that a moral agent should treat one's self (also known as the subject) with no higher regard than one has for others (as egoism does, by ...

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