Our next three chapters sketch a practical approach to moral rationality. Since the approach stresses consistency and the golden rule, I call it the "GR consistency view." It develops tools

of moral reasoning that practically any ethical theory could use. This chapter gives four basic consistency principles. The following two

chapters discuss the golden rule and other elements of moral rationality. The resulting moral methodology resembles that of prescriptivism, except that it's developed further and doesn't rest on a prescriptivist analysis of moral terms.