On Justifying Moral Judgements (Routledge Revivals) by Lawrence C. Becker

By Lawrence C. Becker

Much dialogue of morality presupposes that ethical judgments are continually, at backside, arbitrary. ethical scepticism, or a minimum of ethical relativism, has develop into universal forex one of the liberally informed. This continues to be the case even whereas political crises turn into intractable, and it truly is more and more obvious that the scope of public coverage formulated without connection with ethical justification is very limited.


The thesis of On Justifying ethical Judgments insists, to the contrary, that rigorous justifications are attainable for ethical judgments. Crucially, Becker argues for the coordination of the 3 major ways to ethical thought: axiology, deontology, and agent morality. A pluralistic account of the concept that of worth is said, and an answer to the matter of final justification is advised. Analyses of valuation, evaluate, the ‘is-ought’ factor, and the ideas of legal responsibility, accountability and the nice individual are all included into the most line of argument.

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