Where Ethics Comes from and What to Do about It

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The practical difficulty with applying ethical theories to particular problems is that ordinarily people pay little attention to theories when they make moral decisions. Instead, we are guided by our ethical beliefs, which are primarily the result of cultural factors beyond our reach—factors subject to rational scrutiny and to change, but largely out of our control. 1992 The Hastings Center

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalHastings Center Report
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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