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[Moral disagreement is to be expected in modern, pluralistic societies. Rational and reasonable persons can and do disagree about the appropriate solutions to various moral problems. Though each party to a moral disagreement may derive moral answers to moral problems in a morally justifiable...
[In seeking a means of addressing problems in modern secular society in such a way that has moral authority for all parties to a given issue, one might search first for a means to eliminate the grounds of conflict. If a theory can appeal to a source of moral authority which all persons must...
[As explored in Chapter 2, the minimal requirements of content-freecontent-free theory secular morality are too minimal to serve as any kind of useful tool for justifiably solving moral conflicts in a pluralistic society. Tom Beauchamp and James ChildressBeauchamp and Childress try a different...
[The medieval practice of casuistrycasuistry, the practice of case-based reasoning by analogyanalogy to similar cases, has been revived as another means of addressing moral conflicts in medical cases.]
[The preceding chapters have discussed three different attempts to determine and justify actions to be taken to resolve potentially morally problematic cases. Recall from Chapter 1 that the definition of “resolving” difficult cases is presenting and defending a particular action as the right one...
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