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

Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (3):231-237 (2009)
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abstract 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.

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Kimberley Brownlee
University of British Columbia


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