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Quandaries and virtues : against reductivism in ethics

Author: Edmund L Pincoffs
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attuned to the revival of moral concern in public and private life, Edmund Pincoffs argues in Quandaries and Virtues that the "structures known as ethical theories are more threats to moral sanity  Read more...

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Pincoffs, Edmund L.
Quandaries and virtues.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1986
(OCoLC)558479044
Online version:
Pincoffs, Edmund L.
Quandaries and virtues.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1986
(OCoLC)607701435
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund L Pincoffs
ISBN: 0700603085 9780700603084 0700603638 9780700603633
OCLC Number: 13796188
Description: x, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
I. Reductivism in ethical theory : 2. Quandry ethics --
3. The relevance of the standard theories --
4. The justificatory powers of the standard theories --
II. Toward a nonreductive virtue ethics : 5. Two cheers for Meno : the definition of the virtues --
6. A defense of perfectionism --
7. Ideals of virtue and moral obligation : Ghandi --
III. Education for good character : 8. On avoiding moral indoctination --
9. On becoming the right sort.
Responsibility: Edmund L. Pincoffs.

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