Equal Respect

James Griffin

in Well-Being

Published in print December 1988 | ISBN: 9780198248439
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597558 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Equal Respect

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How can we make equal respect (the requirement at the heart of morality) compatible with a reasonable requirement of psychological realism in ethics? The chapter considers utilitarian, de‐ontological, and Rawls’ contractarian conceptions of equal respect. It also considers whether equal respect allows some partiality and whether there is a difference between personal and impersonal values.

Keywords: equal respect; impersonal values; partiality; personal values; psychological realism; respect

Chapter.  11631 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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