Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 23 (2):169-200 (2013)

Amanda Roth
State University of New York at Geneseo
In this paper I aim to lay out the major aspects of a procedural, pragmatist account of objectivity in ethics. This account is “procedural” insofar as it holds that the objectivity of inquiry depends not on what the results of that inquiry are, but rather whether the proper procedure of inquiry was followed to generate the results. The account is “pragmatic” insofar as it coheres with a broader approach to ethics that conceives of ethical inquiry and progress in terms of resolving problems (Roth 2010a, 2012). Why should we want this sort of account of ethical objectivity? In addition to its contribution to a larger pragmatist conception of ethical inquiry, this account has two desirable features. First ..
Keywords info:mesh/Knowledge  info:mesh/Philosophy  Humans   Science   Knowledge   Ethical Analysis   Ethical Theory   Philosophy  info:mesh/Ethical Analysis  info:mesh/Humans  info:mesh/Ethical Theory
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DOI 10.1353/ken.2013.0005
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