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Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics$
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Joseph A. Selling

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198767121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767121.001.0001

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The Crisis in Ethical Method

The Crisis in Ethical Method

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(p.15) 1 The Crisis in Ethical Method
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Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics
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Joseph A. Selling

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767121.003.0002

Ethical discussions over the last decades seemed to imply the question whether or not moral norms are capable of changing. This first chapter suggests that the real issue behind these discussions has to do with the development and application of moral norms rather than their content. The way in which we arrive at norms is a much more fundamental question that addresses not what we do but how we do what we do. Academically, this is referred to as ‘method’. So long as the issue of method is not addressed, it will remain impossible to solve the issues surrounding the content of moral norms and the status of normative ethics.

Keywords:   theological ethics, moral method, normative ethics, moral norms, moral event

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