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What can philosophy contribute to ethics?

Author: James Griffin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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James Griffin explores the question what philosophers can reasonably expect to contribute to normative ethics or to the ethics of a culture. He argues that philosophers must be wary of systematic moral theory, and tailor their work instead to ordinary humans' motivational capabilities; and he offers a new account of moral deliberation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Griffin
ISBN: 9780191065439 0191065439 0191813486 9780191813481
OCLC Number: 929951997
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction ; I. The Idea of Ethics ; II. 'Ought' Implies 'Can': Motivation ; III. 'Ought' Implies 'Can': Knowledge ; IV. Naturalizing Ethics: The Newtonizers ; V. Naturalizing Ethics: The Darwinizers ; VI. Systematizing Ethics ; VII. Rejecting 'Morality' ; VIII. Equalizing What? ; IX. What Can Philosophy Contribute to Ethics?
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a challenge to some of the deepest assumptions of contemporary philosophy. * Max Hayward, Times Literary Supplement *

 
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