Moderate Objectivism

The Moderate objectivism account of moral principles is based on the ethics of Sir William David Ross (1877–1940). Moderate objectivism adheres to basic notions of the Natural Law Theory. W. D. Ross refers to these moderate objectivists' accounts of moral principles as “prima facie principles” which are valid rules of action that one should generally adhere to but, in cases of moral conflict, may be overridable by another moral principle, hence the moderation.

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... Both prima facie and core morality are exceedingly similar unlike the ideas of objectivism and absolutism ... A more moderate following would be the moderate objectivism because these objectivists are inclined to act according to the principle of benevolence ... with such an act it would be completely immoral according to a moderate objectivist ...

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    I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expects everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate goods.
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