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Is a fundamental justification of morality possible?

Fritzson, Fritz-Anton (2006)
Practical Philosophy
Abstract
Does morality need justification? And if yes, what kind of justification will do the proper job? Peter Danielson distinguishes between fundamental and non-fundamental justification. A fundamental justification is a justification of a realm that does not appeal to any of the concepts of that realm. In the case of morality this means a justification formulated in amoral or non-moral terms. A non-fundamental justification of morality, on the other hand, assumes some moral premise(s), and therefore assumes what is to be proven. Thus, a non-fundamental justification is really no justification at all. Or as Danielson puts it, non-fundamental justification ?begs the central question of ethical theory?.
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author
Fritzson, Fritz-Anton
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Danielson, Peter, Gauthier, David, Nozick, Robert, Moral science, Morallära
language
English
id
1326667
date added to LUP
2006-07-13
date last changed
2006-07-13
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  abstract     = {Does morality need justification? And if yes, what kind of justification will do the proper job? Peter Danielson distinguishes between fundamental and non-fundamental justification. A fundamental justification is a justification of a realm that does not appeal to any of the concepts of that realm. In the case of morality this means a justification formulated in amoral or non-moral terms. A non-fundamental justification of morality, on the other hand, assumes some moral premise(s), and therefore assumes what is to be proven. Thus, a non-fundamental justification is really no justification at all. Or as Danielson puts it, non-fundamental justification ?begs the central question of ethical theory?.},
  author       = {Fritzson, Fritz-Anton},
  keyword      = {Danielson, Peter,Gauthier, David,Nozick, Robert,Moral science,Morallära},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Is a fundamental justification of morality possible?},
  year         = {2006},
}