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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

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

Clem Henricson

Policy Press

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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