The unhelpful voting behaviour here is really, really, getting to me. There is nothing unclear, no lack of motivation, nor any issue to do with poor reasoning, on this question.
Neither is it open ended! I am asking something specific.
The users (i.e. poor voters) of this site are driving me to my wits end.
So I think I've established that a philosopher can ask this question. Because they can ask about ethics independent of allegiance to a philosophical school, and what made it off topic is just that I don't ask for a specific philosophical school's opinion.
My issue with that is, I think, that it's not "too broad" a question, as no-one can refer to any literature they know of to answer it.
If it can be answered by philosophy (1) and isn't too broad (2) then what possible reason could it be closed for?
That you can't find the answer is surely not sufficient reason to close a question, however tempting that may be given that the question may generate non-philosophical answers.
But forget it, I think I've worked out the issue here.