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Experiments in ethics

Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Series: Mary Flexner lectures.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This this book, the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah explores how the new empirical moral psychology relates to the age-old project of philosophical ethics."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Appiah
ISBN: 9780674026094 0674026098 9780674034570 0674034570
OCLC Number: 124074792
Description: 274 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The waterless moat --
The case against character --
The case against intuition --
The varieties of moral experience --
The ends of ethics.
Series Title: Mary Flexner lectures.
Responsibility: Kwame Anthony Appiah.

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Some moral theorists hold that the realm of morality must be autonomous of the sciences; others maintain that science undermines the authority of moral reasons. This book elaborates a vision of  Read more...

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