Marcus George Singer


Marcus George Singer

Marcus George Singer (* 4. Januar 1926 in New York City) ist ein US-amerikanischer Philosoph.

Singer studierte bis 1948 an der University of Illinois. Er promovierte 1952 an der Cornell University. Seit 1952 lehrte er an der University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sein Hauptarbeitsfeld ist die Moralphilosophie. Singer kritisierte den Rigorismus Kants in Bezug auf die Anwendung des kategorischen Imperativs. Er war 1985–86 Präsident der Central Division der American Philosophical Association.

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  • Verallgemeinerung in der Ethik. Zur Logik moralischen Argumentierens (Generalization in Ethics. An Essay in the Logic of Ethics, with the Rudiments of a System of Moral Philosophy, 1961), übers. v. Claudia Langer u. Brigitte Wimmer, Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp 1975 (Review durch Richard Mervyn Hare)

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