Who Holds the Moral High Ground? (Societas)

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Meta-ethical attempts to define concepts such as 'goodness', ‘right and wrong’, ‘ought’ and ‘ought not’, have proved largely futile, even over-ambitious. Morality, it is argued, should therefore be directed primarily at the reduction of suffering, principally because the latter is more easily recognisable and accords with an objective view and requirements of the human condition. All traditional and contemporary perspectives are without suitable criteria for evaluating moral dilemmas and without such guidance we face the potent threat of sliding to a destructive moral nihilism. This book presents a possible set of defining characteristics for the foundation of future moral evaluations and engagements, taking into consideration that the historically maligned female gender may be better disposed to ethical leadership.

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"With so many clashing moral view-points, traditions, and theories the right answer to [Who Holds the Moral High Ground?] seems close to unattainable. Yet, in this book, the authors bravely take on the challange, resulting in a brief but interesting read, accessible to a broad audience". Sven Braspenning, Metapsychology (03/03/2009, Volume 13 issue 10) "The text is succinct and well argued ... an excellent introduction to moral philosophy, and will sharpen the thinking of general readers interested in working out a more systematic philosophy". The Scientific and Medical Network (Winter, 2008)

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