Forum Philosophicum

Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2008

Manuel Rebuschi
Pages 103-110

Czezowski's Axiological Concepts as Full-fledged Modalities
We Must Either Make What Is Good, Or Become Revisionists

This short paper provides a tentative formalization of Czezowski's ideas about axiological concepts: Good and Evil are conceived of as modalities rather than as predicates. A natural account of the resulting „ethical logic" appears to be very close to standard deontic logic. If one does not resolve to become an anti-realist regarding moral values, a possible way out is to become a revisionist about deontology: convert to intuitionism or some other kind of revisionism in deontic logic, and remain classical in ethical logic.