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Morals from motives

Author: Michael A Slote; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Developing a virtue ethics inspired by moral sentimentalism, this book argues that a reconfigured and expanded 'morality of caring' can offer a general account of right and wrong action and also of  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Slote; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195138376 9780195138375
OCLC Number: 70695283
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed June 21, 2006).
Originally published in print: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: PART I: MORALITY AND JUSTICEONE: Agent-Based Virtue Ethics1: Virtue Ethics2: Objections to Agent-Basing3: Morality as Inner Strength4: Morality as Universal Benevolence5: Morality as Caring and Further Aspects of Agent-BasingTWO: Morality and the Practical1: Is Agent-basing Practical?2: The Value of Conscientousness3: Moral ConflictTHREE: The Structure of Caring1: Caring and Love2: Balanced Caring3: Balanced Caring versus Aggregative Partialism4: Self-Concern5: Sentimentalist Deontology6: Caring versus the PhilosophersFOUR: The Justice of Caring1: From the Personal to the Political2: Social Justice3: Laws and Their Applications4: ConclusionFIVE: Universal Benevolence versus Caring1: Universal Benevolence and Universal Love2: The Justice of Universal Benevolence3: Humanitarianism and Religious Belief4: Humanitarianism and Intolerance5: The Choice between Caring and Universal BenevolencePART II: PRACTICAL RATIONALITY AND HUMAN GOODSIX: The Virtue in Self-Interest1: Unification in Utilitarianism2: Elevation versus Reduction3: Is Elevation Viable?4: Aristotelian Elevationism5: Platonic Elevationism6: ConclusionSEVEN: Agent-Based Practical Reason1: Conceptions of Practical Reason2: Agent-Based Rationality3: Practical Reason and Self-Interest4: The Rational Requiements of Morality5: ConclusionEIGHT: Extending the Approach1: Hyper-Agent-Basing2: General ConclusionIndex
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Michael Slote's book Morals from Motives fosters an admirable development in modern virtue ethics: the sense that virtue ethics is a genus (like consequentialism) having several species ... Morals Read more...

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