Thick Ethical Concepts

[New Entry by Pekka Väyrynen on September 21, 2016.] Evaluative terms and concepts are often divided into "thin" and "thick". We don't evaluate actions and persons merely as good or bad, or right
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[New Entry by Pekka Väyrynen on September 21, 2016.] Evaluative terms and concepts are often divided into "thin" and "thick". We don't evaluate actions and persons merely as good or bad, or right or wrong, but also as kind, courageous, tactful, selfish, boorish, and cruel. The latter are examples of thick concepts, the general class of which includes virtue and vice concepts such as generous and selfish, practical concepts such as shrewd and imprudent,...

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