Can One Justify Morality To Fooles?

Debra A. DeBruin

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A note of urgency can sometimes be heard, even in otherwise unhurried writers, when they ask for a justification of morality. Unless the ethical life, or (more narrowly) morality, can be justified by philosophy, we shall be open to relativism, amoralism, and disorder. As they often put it: when an amoralist calls ethical considerations in doubt, and suggests that there is no reason to follow the requirements of morality, what can we say to him?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalCanadian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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