Social regulation and morality (on the issue of sources of moral normativity)

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The paper analyzes the interpretation of sources of moral normativity that is based on the combined need of human societies to maintain their order, unity and competitive strength. The main flaws of this interpretation are the ungrounded pretension to the exclusive position in ethical theory, the lack of ability to explain some features of morality, and the incapacity to combine its adequate explanation with adequate justification.

A V Prokofyev
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences

Department of Ethics

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