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The Ethical Principles

  • Frederick B. Mills
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Abstract

Chapter 4, on The Ethical Principles, articulates the grounds and content of the material, formal and feasibility ethical principles. The material principle requires that we promote the growth of human life in community and in harmony with nature. The formal principle requires that we use symmetrical procedures to advance the material principle. And the feasibility principle limits decisions and actions to what is achievable. This chapter shows in detail how these three principles mutually condition each other and that an act cannot be considered ethically good unless all three principles are in play.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick B. Mills
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  1. 1.Bowie State UniversityBowieUSA

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