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Impossible Dreams : Rationality, Integrity and Moral Imagination

Author: Susan E Babbitt
Publisher: Boulder : Routledge, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Babbitt, Susan
Impossible Dreams : Rationality, Integrity and Moral Imagination
Boulder : Routledge,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Babbitt
ISBN: 9780429968464 0429968469
OCLC Number: 1038494869
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (255 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Myths, Fantasies, and Realism: The Story of Sethe; Similarities and Differences; A Social ""Unconscious; Myths, Fantasies, and Morrison's Beloved; Myth and Realism; Problems; Politics of Identity: The Epistemic Status of Identity; Problems of Identity: Identity Is Epistemically Constrained; Real Similarities and Differences; 2 Transformation Experiences and Rational Deliberation; Doing the Right Thing: The Standard View; The Problem of Personal Integrity; Conversion Experiences Nonpropositional or Implicit UnderstandingRationality Again; 3 Objective Interests, Nonpropositional Knowledge, and Conversion Experiences; Railton's Objective Ends; Problems; Objective Interests Defined in Terms of Specified Ends; Objective Interests Defined by Paths of Development; Getting It Backward; 4 Leading Life from the Inside: Individuals, Minority Rights, and Some Problems About Indeterminacy; Individual Interests; Cultures as Contexts of Choice; An Epistemological Problem; Cultural Politics; Justification and Problems About Indeterminacy; Conclusion 5 Personal Integrity, Politics, and Moral ImaginationIndividual Identity: Rorty and Wong; Integrity: McFall and Davion; Individuality and Moral Imagination; Bitterness; Elster and the Rationality of Vindictiveness; Conclusion; 6 Feminists and Nature: A Defense of Essentialism; Essentialism; Haraway's Radical Nominalism; Realism; Essentialism/Nominalism; 7 Reason and the Erotic: The Moral Significance of Personal Relations and Commitments; Miller's Account of Partiality; Problems; Particularism in Feminist Discussions; Ways of Being; Radical Critique and Moral Imagination; The Erotic Again Conclusion8 Philosophy and Literature: Recalling the Archangel; Aristotle and Rationality; Literature and Moral Imagination; The Archangel and the Prole; Rationality and Moral Imagination; The Return of the Archangel?; Rationality Once Again; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; About the Book and Author; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Responsibility: Susan E. Babbitt.

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