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Moral Values

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect

Second edition

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780192624086
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0004
Moral Values

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Morality (ethics) is not determined by the law, science, religion, or subjective taste, although all make a contribution to morality. A set of consensus principles is required if any society is to survive. That set is the core of a society's morality.

Keywords: law; science; social science; religion; consensus values

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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