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‚Aus Not handeln‘

Moralphilosophische Implikationen eines durchaus gewöhnlichen Sprachspiels

Anke Thyen


The idea of an ethics of extreme emergency follows from the suspicion that what is morally permitted in the ordinary course of events could not cover what may seem supposedly morally required in a situation of emergency. There is claimed to be a demand for an ethics that gives reasons for moral permission for actions beyond what is generally morally permitted. The paper (1) provides reasons for the argument that what is generally morally permitted does cover what is morally permitted in situations of emergency and (2) states that the rejection of (1) entails a profound undermining of the ordinary moral code, the only resource available to legitimate action seemingly being beyond this code.

Online erschienen: 2014-11-25
Erschienen im Druck: 2014-11-1

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