Moral Perception

Moral Perception

by Robert Audi
     
 

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"This book defends the most illuminating and novel theory of moral perception to date. In making a case for objectivity in ethics, Robert Audi insightfully explores the relations between moral perception, intuition, emotion, and imagination. His clear and engaging style, and his use of many examples to explain and illuminate the key distinctions and ideas, makes

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"This book defends the most illuminating and novel theory of moral perception to date. In making a case for objectivity in ethics, Robert Audi insightfully explores the relations between moral perception, intuition, emotion, and imagination. His clear and engaging style, and his use of many examples to explain and illuminate the key distinctions and ideas, makes the book accessible to students, while its substantial contribution to ethical theory makes it a must-read for experts."—Mark Timmons, University of Arizona

"I don't know of any other work in recent years that has examined moral perception so thoroughly or with such epistemological sophistication. Audi's book makes an important contribution to the unduly neglected field of moral epistemology, and it should interest a broad philosophical audience."—Noah Lemos, College of William and Mary

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"[T]his excellent book furthers Audi's recent attempts to develop a modest form of moral intuitionism."--Choice

"At a minimum, Moral Perception has redefined the terms of the future of the moral perception debate through brilliant attention to clear distinctions and the various ways in which moral perception must account for neighboring phenomena in aesthetics and psychology. Throughout the chapters, you can just 'see' the virtues of Audi's arguments; although to figure out how this is possible, you must still read the book."--Kevin DeLapp, Social Theory and Practice

"Thanks to the epistemological depth and the direct access to the major topics of the contemporary debate, this book enriches Audi's philosophy in a way that reasonably makes him one of the most influential moral philosophers of our time."--Simone Grigoletlo, Universa. Recensioni di Filosofia

"[H]is book proves quite interesting as he explores how moral perception relates to intuition, aesthetic perception, and emotion. . . . His analysis and discussion of how moral perception and intuition can be both rational yet non-inferential is a helpful and welcome addition to his already substantial work in epistemology."--James Taggart, Metapsychology Online Reviews

"Audi's is the first book-length treatment of the topic, and is further distinguished by its placing the discussion of moral perception in the context of a comprehensive epistemology and philosophy of mind. It is a rich and thought-provoking work which will engage philosophers from a variety of areas."--Robert Cowan, Mind

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691156484
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/24/2013
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Audi is John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character, Moral Value and Human Diversity, The Good in the Right (Princeton), and Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision.

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