Moral Vision / Edition 1

Moral Vision / Edition 1

by Duane L. Cady
     
 

ISBN-10: 074254494X

ISBN-13: 9780742544949

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

What is moral reasoning? Are we being reasonable when we make moral decisions if we cannot supply compelling arguments, criteria, necessary and sufficient conditions, decisive empirical evidence and the like? In Moral Vision, Duane L. Cady critiques the contemporary inclination to model reason after textbook natural science, noting that our values are not

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Overview

What is moral reasoning? Are we being reasonable when we make moral decisions if we cannot supply compelling arguments, criteria, necessary and sufficient conditions, decisive empirical evidence and the like? In Moral Vision, Duane L. Cady critiques the contemporary inclination to model reason after textbook natural science, noting that our values are not conclusions of proofs or derivations but frameworks in which such reasoning may take place, frameworks that we struggle to understand and explain. Cady goes on to suggest a rich conception of reason beyond that of stereotypical science, one that reflects aesthetic, historical, experiential, and pluralistic aspects of moral thinking, one that widens and deepens descriptions of how moral thinking typically happens. This book will be of interest to anyone wondering what philosophy may contribute to our contemporary struggle with conflicting values and value collisions, both personal as well as cultural.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544949
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
0.31(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Ethics and Rationality Chapter 3 Moral Frameworks Chapter 4 Experience in Context Chapter 5 Aesthetic Aspects of Ethical Thought Chapter 6 Morals and Metaphors Chapter 7 Ethics and Pluralism Chapter 8 Moral Thinking Chapter 9 Afterword: Diversity, Relativism, and Nonviolence

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