The issue of generality in ethics

  title={The issue of generality in ethics},
  author={W. J. Steen and B. Musschenga},
  journal={The Journal of Value Inquiry},
  • W. J. Steen, B. Musschenga
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Value Inquiry
  • ConclusionDoes ethics have adequate general theories? Our analysis shows that this question does not have a straightforward answer since the key terms are ambiguous. So we should not concentrate on the answer but on the question itself. “Ethics” stands for many things, but we let that pass. “Adequate” may refer to varied arrays of methodological principles which are seldom fully articulated in ethics. “General” is a notion with at least three meanings. Different kinds of generality may be at… CONTINUE READING
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