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Ethical judgement and ethical authority

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This dissertation considers the possibility of there being such a thing as ethical authority in the modern world, and seeks to give an account of its nature.

It begins by expressing a critical stance toward the idea that authority is always dependent upon having a certain kind of theoretical expertise. It raises the suggestion that there are other forms of authoritativeness, based on tradition, the display of superior skill, or impressive discriminative/perceptual powers. The bases...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1998
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602335436
URN:
uuid:c9a08c55-448a-4ff4-830d-b785f7bd2667
Local pid:
td:602335436
Language:
English
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