Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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McCabe, D. 2013. Authority. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
The idea of authority allows broader and narrower construals. Broadly, it denotes the condition wherein an individual ought to conform to some standard outside himself (e.g., canons of reasoning, moral norms, human ideals) irrespective of his own preference or judgment in the matter.