Volume 44, 1998
John J. Tilley
Two (Faulty) Responses to the Challenge of Amoralism
To the question "Why should I be moral?" there is a simple answer (SA) that some philosophers find tempting. There is also a response, common enough to be dubbed the standard response (SR), to the simple answer. In what follows, I show that the SA and SR are unsatisfactory; they share a serious defect.