Interpretations of the Prohibition on the Use of Force in Normative Ethics (the Essence of Disagreements and Prospects of the Synthesis)

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The paper analyses main approaches to the problem of moral regulation of the use of force: nonviolence ethics, deontological ethics of force, consequentialist ethics of force. The author elaborates arguments against nonviolence ethics and outlines a synthetic approach that takes into account objective reasons generating deontological and consequentialist ethics of force.

A V Prokofyev

Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Department of Ethics


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