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Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association

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published on December 6, 2016

Alexander Schimpf
DOI: 10.5840/acpaproc201612553

Robert Spaemann’s Approach to Ethical Analysis

The essay identifies and explains four prominent features of Robert Spaemann’s approach to applied ethical analysis: recollection of the origins of ethical dilemmas, assignment of the burden of proof, appeals to shared ethical intuitions, and references to the reality of the human person. The article concludes with a brief assessment of the potential merits and demerits of Spaemann’s approach.