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BioethicsA systematic approach$
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Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195159063.001.0001

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 Moral Disagreement

 Moral Disagreement

Chapter:
(p.51) 3 Moral Disagreement
Source:
Bioethics
Author(s):

Bernard Gert (Contributor Webpage)

Charles M. Culver

K. Danner Clouser

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195159063.003.0003

This chapter challenges the view that every moral question has a unique correct answer. The sources of unresolvable moral disagreement are the following four differences: (1) in the rankings of the goods (benefits) and evils (harms); (2) in estimates of the consequences of everyone knowing that violation of a moral rule is allowed in these circumstances; (3) in the interpretation of a moral rule; and (4) about who is protected by the moral rules. Important questions that do not have a unique correct answer are those concerning the best health care delivery system and the moral acceptability of abortion.

Keywords:   ranking of goods and evils, scope of morality, interpretation of moral rules, abortion, Don Marquis, Mary Ann Warren

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