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Normative Principles and Practical Ethics: A Response to O’Neill

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This article briefly examines Onora O’Neill's account of the relation between normative principles and practical ethical problems with an eye to suggesting that philosophers of practical ethics have reason to adopt fairly high moral ambitions to be edifying and instructive both as educators and as advisors on public policy debates.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: School of Social Science, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Publication date: August 1, 2009

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