I do think that the notion of moral praiseworthiness
associated with moral credit can only be understood in terms of moral credit, and not the other way around, as Michael McKenna (2012: 43-45) seems to suggest.
At the same time, it provides a standard for discerning the praiseworthiness
of a given subject for orators and audiences alike.
The jurisdiction of the man within, is founded altogether in the desire of praiseworthiness
, and in the aversion to blame-worthiness; in the desire of possessing those qualities, and performing those actions, which we love and admire in other people; and in the dread of possessing those qualities, and performing those actions, which we hate and despise in other people (III, ii, 32; Smith 1984, p.
ACTIVITY IN EARNING FOR SEEKING SUSTENANCE AND THE DIFFERENCE THEREIN WITH REGARD TO ITS PRAISEWORTHINESS
AND BLAMEWORTHINESS (76)
1) My reason for restricting PAP to cases of negative moral responsibility (blameworthiness) is that I find it dubious that praiseworthiness
Suppose we should accept the claims I have been urging about (1) the independence of collective moral responsibility and assessment from individual moral responsibility and assessment when the individual is or could become a member of the collective, (2) the fact that the moral constraints in deontological morality should be understood as defined in terms of counterfactual dependence not actual causation, and (3) the relevance of motive and intention in determining the permissibility status of what agents do as well as the moral praiseworthiness
and blameworthiness of agents in doing what they do (or omit).
It manifests the maxim of praiseworthiness
of being good.
Physical inability to do some action excuses failure to do it; the degree of blameworthiness or praiseworthiness
depends on the strength of the causal influences on the agent to do or not to do the action.
Smith said that people seek praise and praiseworthiness
and try to avoid blame and blameworthiness, not least in the marketplace.
Be that as it may, the sort of problem that occurs with the definition of fallacy is one that should be expected in the first edition of any textbook as ambitious as this one, and in the end it takes nothing away from the praiseworthiness
of Battersby and Bailin's efforts here.
comes loaded with weighty obligations and high expectations.
The distinctive praiseworthiness
of courage is that it enables a person to persevere in his or her aims, despite danger and adversity.