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Victor Austin

Moral Rules and Personal Exemptions

What is the status of moral rules? Should they bind us in every case? But if not, how do they maintain authority? Can certain persons give permission to others to break rules? Can one give oneself permission to break a rule? Dr. Austin looks at two very different cases of rules: (a) the rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer; (b) the moral prohibition of assisted suicide.