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From the Publisher'It must be a rare honour for a new book in philosophy to be noticed in the news pages of The Sunday Times; Professor Blum’s book was hailed there, as marking a revolution in moral philosophy, shortly after its publication; and while it is, I think, rather less revolutionary than The Sunday Times believed, or than its author sometimes suggests, it deserves to be warmly welcomed and widely read.
The detailed argument of the book is impressive and interesting, and ought to persuade anyone who still needs persuading of the inadequacy of a strictly Kantian account …of morality as such. Blum shows himself to be more sensitive than many to the complex and varied realities of moral life and thought, and to the richness and subtlety of our moral concepts: for his aim is not to replace the Kantian account with an alternative general account of the essential and universal features of morality, but rather to exhibit the irreducible variety of moral thought and motivation.' - Philosphical Quarterly
'It displays well the strong reasons against treating human beings for moral purposes as simply incarnate intellects, and for taking seriously the contributions of our very complex affective life to our moral capacities.' - Mary Midgely, Encounter