The ethical dangers of ethical sensitivity

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All ethical systems seem to call for more ethical sensitivity. The dangers to personal life of too much ethical sensitivity have received much attention lately, in attempts to limit the demands of morality. But the ethical dangers of ethical sensitivity have hardly been noticed I argue that, in a number of different ways, too much ethical sensitivity can be ethically harmful. The normative, the psychological and the pragmatic pictures are far more complex than is commonly realised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Philosophy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1996

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