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Author Philips, Michael, 1942-

Title Between universalism and skepticism : ethics as social artifact / Michael Philips
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 213 pages)
Contents Introduction; 1. Intuitionism and Wide Reflective Equilibrium; 2. Reasons, Persons, and Contracts; 3. The Formal Conception of the Good; 4. Ethics as Social Artifact; 5. Evaluating Standards; 6. Goods and Evils; 7. Ethics and Agents; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary This treatise defends a middle ground between the view that there is a set of standards binding all rational beings (universalism), and the view that differences in morals reduce ultimately to matters of taste (skepticism). It begins with a sustained critique of universalist moral thories
Analysis Ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93024722
ISBN 0195086465 (Cloth)
1423738241 (electronic bk.)
9780195086461 (Cloth)
9781423738244 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)