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Unprincipled virtue : an inquiry into moral agency

Author: Nomy Arpaly; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Conventional thinking about the mind, dating back to Aristotle, envisions the emotions as being directed and determined by rational thought. The author argues that the conventional picture of rationality is fundamentally false and has little to do with how real human beings actually behave.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nomy Arpaly; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195152042 9780195152043 9780199785780 0199785783
OCLC Number: 66463145
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)
Contents: The complexity of moral psychology --
On acting rationally against one's best judgment --
Moral worth --
Varieties of autonomy --
Blame, autonomy, and problem cases.
Responsibility: Nomy Arpaly.
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