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Ethical Judgments
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[German Version]

in the broader sense are as old as ethics itself, the discipline which justifies and validates the norms, criteria, and principles on the basis of which actions (Action: III) are considered to be good, or right, or worthwile. In addition to this general understanding of ethical judgments, there are of course always ethical judgments relating to specific problems and situations. Ethical judgments initially take place in a pre-theoretical stage; they are simply “made,” and the manner in which this happens doe…

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Härle, Wilfried, “Ethical Judgments”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 June 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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