Category Archives: Normative Ethics

A religious perspective on the value of life

I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality. Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life. It is sometimes said that life … Continue reading

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Are normative theories compatible?

I was reading Hare’s paper ‘What is wrong with Slavery’ for my undergraduate tutorial. From Hare’s argument, I construct my simple version of the argument against anti-utilitarianism as follows: Suppose you are in a position to decide whether you take … Continue reading

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