Moral Dilemmas: And Other Topics in Moral Philosophy / Edition 1

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Overview

Moral Dilemmas presents the best of Professor Foot's work from the late 1970s to the 1990s. In these essays she develops further her influential critique of the 'non-cognitivist' approaches that have dominated moral philosophy over the last fifty years. She shows why it is a mistake to think of morality in terms of special psychological states, expressed in special kinds of judgement and a special 'moral' kind of language. Instead she portrays thoughts about the goodness of human will and action as a particular case of the evaluation of other operations of human beings, and indeed of all living things. Among other topics, she discusses moral relativism, utilitarianism, the nature of moral judgement, and practical rationality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199252848
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Morality and Art
2. Moral Relativism
3. Moral Realism and Moral Dilemma
4. Utilitarianism and the Virtues
5. Killing and Letting Die
6. Morality, Action, and Outcome
7. Von Wright on Virtue
8. Locke, Hume, and Modern Moral Theory
9. Nietzsche's Immoralism
10. Rationality and Virtue
11. Moral Dilemmas Revisited
12. Does Moral Subjectivism Rest on a Mistake?
Select Bibliography of Works by Philippa Foot
Index

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