Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9781861348609
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301479 | DOI:

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While attention to the foundations of moral deliberation, insight and analysis is important, we do not yet possess a firm, comprehensive theory. The book's aim is not to propose a full theory of social humanism, but to highlight three principles that are surely crucial to it and to which it has returned selectively throughout: compatibilism, intersubjectivism, and egalitarianism. Also, suspecting that a pluralistic, multi-perspective strategy is appropriate, the book spent some time outlining three of the most prominent normative philosophies of ethics.

Keywords: moral deliberation; social humanism; compatibilism; intersubjectivism; egalitarianism; pluralism; normative philosophies

Chapter.  1211 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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