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The Birth of Ethics

Pettit, Philip


According to the ethical point of view, as commonly understood, there are two striking aspects to the natural and social world we human beings inhabit. First, the options we confront in decision making vary in their overall desirability, however desirability is conceptualized. And second, we are often fit to be held responsible in making a choice for choosing or failing to choose the most desirable option. Specifically, we are fit to be held responsible for the option we choose in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Tanner Lectures on Human Values
DOI: .1093/oso/9780190904913.001.0001


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