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The Ideal of a Rational Morality: Philosophical Compositions.

Author: Marcus George Singer; Marcus G Singer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated March 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ideal of a Rational Morality collects the most important essays by the distinguished moral philosopher Marcus G. Singer. Its guiding theme is the concept of a morality based in reason, which is presupposed in ordinary moral contexts and provides an ideal for improving ordinary morality and correcting moral judgements. Singer makes compelling claims that certain fundamental presuppositions are inescapable in  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus George Singer; Marcus G Singer
ISBN: 9780198250210 0198250215
OCLC Number: 1035782623
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface ; I. The Ideal of a Rational Morality ; II. On Truth in Ethics ; III. Moral Theory and Justification ; IV. The Methods of Justice ; V. Ethics and Common Sense ; VI. Value Judgments and Normative Claims ; VII. Moral Worth and Fundamental Rights ; VIII. On Race and Racism ; IX. Judicial Decisions and Judicial Opinions ; X. Institutional Ethics ; XI. Moral Issues and Social Problems ; XII. The Golden Rule ; XIII. Mill on Happiness and Utility ; Additional Notes, References, and Supplementary Essays ; Index

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A collection of essays by moral philosopher Marcus G. Singer. The guiding theme is the concept of a morality based in reason, which is presupposed in ordinary moral contexts and provides an ideal for  Read more...

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it is well worth having a concentrated diet of Singer before us. Professor Singer is fond of Iris Murdoch's adage that doing philosophy "is to explore one's own temperament, and yet at the same time Read more...

 
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