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Clem Henricson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323815

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323815.001.0001

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Moral perspectives to be addressed in an inclusive public policy

Moral perspectives to be addressed in an inclusive public policy

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(p.21) Two Moral perspectives to be addressed in an inclusive public policy
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Morality and public policy
Author(s):

Clem Henricson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323815.003.0002

The second chapter, comprises an analysis of core moral themes that are pertinent to the discussion including: Revelatory systems which encompass religious and theistic beliefs through to convictions associated with a de-personalised life force; Systems of moral philosophy concerned principally with fulfillment either as an individual or collectively as a society involving a process of rationalisation; The developing field of scientific analysis involving naturalistic observations, psychological analyses of human impulses and neurological investigations into the operation of the brain and behaviour; Strands of thinking concerned with commonality across moral systems; Relativism. Somewhat in contrast to advocates of commonality in morality have been exponents of divergence often associated with liberalism and the endorsement of a tolerant, individualistic society.

Keywords:   revelatory systems, moral philosophy, scientific analysis, naturalistic observations, psychology, neurological investigations, commonality across moral systems, brain, behaviour, relativism

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