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A Scientific Approach to Normative Ethics

  • Maxim Storchevoy
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Abstract

In this chapter we will try to develop our version of a scientific approach to normative ethics. First, we will attempt to define the criteria of science which should be met for a normative framework. Then we will try to develop correct terminology and thereafter to build a series of propositions that should follow from one another in a very strict logical order.

Keywords

Normative ethics Rational choice Scientific method Verification Unanimity Veil of ignorance 

References

  1. Harsanyi, John. 1953. Cardinal Utility in Welfare Economics and in the Theory of Risk-Taking. Journal of Political Economy 61 (5): 434–435.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Rawls, John. 1971. A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxim Storchevoy
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  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementSt. Petersburg UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsSt. PetersburgRussia

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