” As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we’re going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest. “


” At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have, that doesn’t mean that you can’t think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places. “


” I believe that nationalism is a very strong force, but there are other forces operating, there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture, especially in Europe, I think, but I still think nationalism is real. “


” I don’t think nationalism is alone holding the field, it’s in contention with a lot of different things. “


” I don’t think there’s anything in the compromise that means that there’s a clash of ethics. “


” I suppose what’s happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture. “


” I think ethics is always there, it’s not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics. “


” I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it. “


” I’m not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy. “


” In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you’re likely to get no solution, so I think you have to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues. “


” In the sense that you’re not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised, my position doesn’t isn’t unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts. “


” My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues. “


” The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly, too, by responding in some way or not responding, I think, also makes it true. “


” Then I think the sense of it being one community breaks down, but if you know instantly and respond within twenty-four hours, it’s a very different sort of situation. “



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