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A Critique of the Second-Personal Standpoint
Rostorfer, Courtney J.

2018, Master of Arts (MA), Ohio University, Philosophy (Arts and Sciences).
In this thesis I examine Stephen Darwall’s theory of the second-personal standpoint. Darwall argues that moral obligation can be vindicated through the second-personal standpoint. I draw on the criticisms made by philosophers including, Michael Smith, Jada Strabbing, Tamar Schapiro, Douglas Lavin, and Herlinde Pauer-Studer to show weakness in Darwall’s theory, and I develop my own criticisms. I break the examination of his theory into three sections, the first being about second-personal reasons, the second section being about moral obligation, and the third section being about the subjects of the second-personal standpoint.
Christoph Hanisch (Advisor)
42 p.

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