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Le CRÉ est heureux d’accueillir Constantine Sandis, qui nous offre une communication intitulée « Action in Ethics and Art ».
It is said that we must hate the sin and not the sinner. But what about the sinning? This paper argues that most moral philosophy lacks a coherent notion of action. I propose an account which entails a fundamental distinction between doing the right (or wrong) thing and acting rightly (or wrongly). I next consider some tempting ways of understanding this distinction (e.g. in terms of types vs. tokens, the evaluative vs. the deontic, etc.) before concluding that the latter phenomenon – but not the former – is deeply interconnected with our motivational sets. Finally, I extend the view to questions about aesthetic evaluation.
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