Chapter

Impartiality

Bernard Gert

in Morality

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176896
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835300 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195176898.003.0006
 Impartiality

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This chapter provides a definition of impartiality, and shows that the most commonly accepted account confuses impartiality with consistency. It provides an account of the kind of impartiality required by morality by discussing the respect in which morality requires impartiality and the group with regard to which morality requires impartiality in this respect. It shows that rational persons can disagree about the scope of moral impartiality, that is, about the group with regard to which morality requires impartiality.

Keywords: consistency; respect; moral impartiality

Chapter.  13823 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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