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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   
Pages: 225-258
DOI: 10.2143/EP.24.2.3218003

Abstract :
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.

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