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Hanging around with Jackson
Consistency in ethical argument, and how to avoid it
in From reason to practice in bioethics
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John Harris has made a lot of use of "consistency arguments" in developing his positions in applied ethics. In this chapter I look at the role of consistency in moral theory and practical argument, and consider some of the ways we might reject consistency as a requirement in moral argument, borrowing some inspiration from Frank Jackson. My argument is somewhat playful, in the spirit of John's well known good humour in public debate.

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From reason to practice in bioethics

An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris


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