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Ethical theory is a branch of philosophy that examines the interactions of the members of a society and aims to define decision-making systems that serve the common good.
Loewy argues that society should better provide for those in need. He discusses general principles and bases his thinking on biologic and anthropologic considerations: defining moral agents, outlining the evolution and makeup of communities, and proposing ultimate goals of society. He finds libertarian societies immoral due to the great (in his view, preventable) suffering produced by ensuing inequalities.
Theoretical works are needed to further understand ethical problems, and this book makes some
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Suffering and the Beneficent Community: Beyond Libertarianism. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:780-781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-9-780_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(9):780-781.
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