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Matt Jordan
Ohio State University
  1. Theistic Ethics: Not as Bad as You Think.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2009 - Philo 12 (1):31-45.
    Critics of theological accounts of the nature of morality have argued that such accounts must be rejected, even by theists, because such accounts (i) have the unacceptable implication that nothing is morally wrong in possible worlds in which atheism is true, (ii) render the substantive content of morality arbitrary, and (iii) make it impossible or redundant to attribute moral properties to God or God’s actions. I argue that none of these criticisms constitute good reason for theists to abandon theological accounts (...)
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  2. Bioethics and "Human Dignity".Matthew Carey Jordan - 2010 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (2):180-196.
    The term "human dignity" is the source of considerable confusion in contemporary bioethics. It has been used by Kantians to refer to autonomy, by others to refer to the sanctity of life, and by still others to refer—albeit obliquely—to an important but infrequently discussed set of human goods. In the first part of this article, I seek to disambiguate the notion of human dignity. The second part is a defense of the philosophical utility of such a notion; I argue that (...)
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    Metaphysical Naturalism and Some Moral Realisms.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2011 - Philo 14 (1):5-24.
    One central question of metaethics concerns whether there are any moral facts. I argue that morality as such is characterized by a number of distinctive features, and that metaphysical naturalists should believe that there are moral facts only if there is a plausible naturalistic explanation of the existence of facts which exemplify those features. I survey three prominent (and very different) naturalistic moral theories—the reductive naturalism of Peter Railton, Frank Jackson’s analytic descriptivism, and Christine Korsgaard’s Kantianism—and argue that none of (...)
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  4. Liberal and Conservative Views of Marriage.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2013 - Think 12 (34):33-56.
    ExtractThis essay is about liberal and conservative views of marriage. I'll begin by mentioning that I would really, really like to avoid use of the terms ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’, but when push comes to shove, I know of no better labels for the positions that will be discussed in what follows. I would like to avoid these labels for a simple reason: many people strongly self-identify as liberals or as conservatives, and this can undermine our ability to investigate the topic (...)
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    Some Metaethical Desiderata and the Conceptual Resources of Theism.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2011 - Sophia 50 (1):39-55.
    In this paper, I argue that theists are extremely well-situated with respect to developing metaethical accounts that qualify as ‘robust’ versions of moral realism. In the first part of the essay, a number of metaethical desiderata are identified. In the second part, theistic strategies for accommodating those desiderata are explained and defended. The upshot is that, contrary to the received philosophical wisdom, there are good theoretical reasons for theistic philosophers to seek to develop metaethical accounts that ground moral facts in (...)
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    Review of Human Capacities and Moral Status by Russell DiSilvestro1. [REVIEW]Matthew Carey Jordan - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (2):49-50.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 49-50, February 2012.
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    Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism, Written by Erik J. Wielenberg.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2017 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 14 (6):785-788.
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    Ethics and the Golden Rule, Written by Harry J. Gensler.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2015 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 12 (6):790-793.
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    Book Review: God and Moral Law, Written by Mark C. Murphy. [REVIEW]Matthew Carey Jordan - 2014 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 11 (4):519-522.
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    Moral Fictionalism.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2008 - Philosophia Christi 10 (2):480-483.
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    Reid Against the Way of Ideas.Matthew Carey Jordan - 2004 - Philosophia Christi 6 (1):121-127.
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