Discourse and Knowledge Defence of a Collectivist Ethics Book uri icon

abstract

  • Ethical collectivism is a theory about the nature of ethical knowledge and how it is obtained. If it is going to flourish then it has to show how those who satisfy its conditions and follow its rules can arrive at an answer to their ethical questions - an answer they have reason to believe is right, and not merely a political compromise or an 'overlapping consensus'. An ethical decision-procedure does not have to establish conclusions that are beyond the reach of doubt. It can allow that we are ...

publication date

  • March 11, 2002