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The Moral Nexus

R. Jay Wallace


This book develops and defends a new interpretation of morality—namely, as a set of requirements that connect agents normatively to other persons in a nexus of moral relations. According to this relational interpretation, moral demands are directed to other individuals, who have claims that the agent comply with these demands. Interpersonal morality, so conceived, is the domain of what we owe to each other, insofar as we are each persons with equal moral standing. The book offers an interpretative argument for the relational approach. Specifically, it highlights neglected advantages of this wa ... More

Keywords: morality, moral relations, moral duty, moral obligations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691172170
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Jay Wallace, author
University of California