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Conscientious objection should not be equated with moral objection: a response to Ben-Moshe

Emmerich, Nathan


In his recent article, Ben-Moshe offers an account of conscientious objection (CO) in terms of the truth of the underlying moral objections, as judged by the standards of an impartial spectator. He seems to advocate for the view that having a valid moral objection to X is the sole criteria for the instantiation of a right to conscientiously object to X, and seems indifferent to the moral status of the prevailing moral attitudes. I argue that the moral status of the prevailing moral...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics
DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2019-105670


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