Ideas from 'Equality and Partiality' by Thomas Nagel [1991], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Equality and Partiality' by Nagel,Thomas [OUP 1995,0-19-509839-0]].

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22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / a. Preconditions for ethics
Morality must be motivating, and not because of pre-moral motives
23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 6. Game Theory
Game theory misses out the motivation arising from the impersonal standpoint
23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 3. Universalisability
In ethics we abstract from our identity, but not from our humanity
I can only universalise a maxim if everyone else could also universalise it
24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 1. Applied Ethics
Noninterference requires justification as much as interference does
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / b. Political equality
Democracy is opposed to equality, if the poor are not a majority
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
A legitimate system is one accepted as both impartial and reasonably partial