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Title: The Nature and Uniqueness of Material Value-Ethics Clarified
Author(s): VOHÁNKA, Vlastimil
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
Although material value-ethics was introduced into philosophy at least a century ago, confusion still persists as to what it implies. This article offers some clarification. It states how material value-ethics stands opposed to formalistic ethics, commonly – though perhaps wrongly – attributed to Kant. The resulting analysis allows us to establish a combination of features that give material value-ethics an advantage over deontological, consequentialist and other perspectives, regardless of the hermeneutics issue.