Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Society: society is an expression for a group of people who are summarized under a particular characteristic and act according to their own laws, norms, principles and goals. The laws, values, norms and goals of a free society can be called into question by the people themselves. See also individuals, actions, history, goals, progress, law, natural justice.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Peter Singer
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Society/relativism/ethics/P. Singer: Thesis: Ethics is not dependent on the society in which we live. It is true, though, if we accept the consequentialism that actions can be assessed differently in one situation than in another because of their consequences. But this does not open the door to any relativism. The overriding goal is "Do what increases happiness and reduces suffering".

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Sing I
Peter Singer
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011

Sing II
P. Singer
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21