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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2020, Vol. 15 Issue (1) : 122-142
Castañeda’s Moral Theory and Globalization
Francesco Orilia()
Department of Humanities, Philosophy and Human Sciences Section, University of Macerata, Macerata 62100, Italy
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This paper examines the moral theory presented by Castañeda in his 1974 book The Stucture of Morality and illustrates its usefulness in dealing with some intercultural phenomena concerning women and children rights which globalization has brought to the fore. In particular, Castañeda’s crucial distinction between moral codes and the moral ideal is highlighted. Moreover, the role that freedom and happiness play in his framework is discussed and further elaborated by appealing to Berlin’s distinction between negative and positive freedom and current empirical studies on happiness.

Keywords morality      happiness      freedom      values      globalization     
Issue Date: 31 March 2020
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Francesco Orilia. Castañeda’s Moral Theory and Globalization[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2020, 15(1): 122-142.
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