Ethical judgement and ethical authority
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...Expand abstract
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- Chin, Jacqueline J. L.
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- The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky
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