Reclaiming the ‘science’ in Moral Science
In physiology, there is need to understand the generic body composition and bodily processes while at the same time recognising that individual bodies and processes may vary from the norm in a very subjective manner. Similarly, the science of morals would need to appraise an individual ‘self’ and also evaluate a multitude of other selves recognising that the two are not mutually exclusive, though they may have to be seen in isolation at certain times. In being and becoming the impact of the individual on the society and the social interactions on the individual are continual. The subject of moral assessment is the choices one picks from the basket of choices available at any given point of time, and the variable that should inform the assessment is the presence or absence of certain choices in a particular circumstance.
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