Moral justification


The Good Place (2016 – 2020) – Season 4 – Episode 13 – Whenever you’re ready

The reasons we have to treat others only in ways that could be justified to them underlie the central core of morality, and are presupposed by all the most important forms of human relationship. These reasons require us to strive to find terms of justification that others could not reasonably reject. But we are not in a position to say, once and for all, what these terms should be. Working out the terms of moral justification is an unending task.

– Eleanor Shellstrop (quoting Scanlon book ‘What we owe to each other’)



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