When making policy decisions, the dangers of not separating popular opinion or hard-line political positions from normative ethics
45) We join with him and the many other modern ethicists who advance virtue ethics as a normative ethics
more promising to the moral life than deontology or teleology.
Finally, the section concludes with a chapter wherein Hill interprets the Doctrine of Virtue as Kant's statement of his normative ethics
Yet, as is textually made explicit in texts such as the Bodhicaryavatara, Siksasamuccaya, Upalipariprccha-sutra, and others, these actions are not reflective of the normative ethics
For this reason, those interested in greater attention to normative ethics
and the transition area between normative and applied ethics may wish to read Climate Justice alongside other recent books on ethics and climate change, such as The Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World by James Garvey (New York: Continuum, 2008) or ANew Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008).
Now, protecting the possibility of the exercise of practical reason in a social context is not central to normative ethics
, because normative ethics
is concerned with the right or appropriate use of practical reason, but it is vital in solving liberalism's problem.
The conditions for moral reasonhood are the business of normative ethics
because identifying the normative bases capable of justifying action is its business.
As the interpretative tools are chiefly those of literature and social context, the weight these essays carry will depend on how the reader regards the relationships of literature and narrative to normative ethics
Only later would he turn from normative ethics
to aesthetics; only later would he move from metaphysics, morality, and a dogmatics underwritten by a positivism of revelation to a theopoetics.
Christians reported that although the "long derogated" perspective of normative ethics
was being "increasingly seen as a sign of maturity," the creation of a systematic ethical structure still faced frustrations akin to those of "building a house in a storm " (1991: 1).
He does this by showing how the Dominant View generates its normative ethics
-- its basic tenet of how a lawyer ought, morally, to behave -- from its jurisprudence (libertarianism plus legal positivism).
His views cover three areas of the subject, including metaethics, with an emphasis on the controversy between ethical objectivism and subjectivism; normative ethics
, with the defense of a form of utilitarianism; and applied ethics, with the application of his normative theory to a variety of practical moral problems.