Morality, Self Knowledge and Human Suffering: An Essay on The Loss of Confidence in the World

Morality, Self Knowledge and Human Suffering: An Essay on The Loss of Confidence in the World

by Josep Corbi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415890691

ISBN-13: 9780415890694

Pub. Date: 04/24/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this wholly original study, Josep Corbi asks how one should relate to a certain kind of human suffering, namely, the harm that people cause one another. Relying upon real life examples of human suffering—including torture, genocide, and warfare—as opposed to thought experiments, Corbi proposes a novel approach to self-knowledge that runs counter to…  See more details below

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In this wholly original study, Josep Corbi asks how one should relate to a certain kind of human suffering, namely, the harm that people cause one another. Relying upon real life examples of human suffering—including torture, genocide, and warfare—as opposed to thought experiments, Corbi proposes a novel approach to self-knowledge that runs counter to standard Kantian approaches to morality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415890694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Series, #38
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Thought Experiments, Justice, and Character 3. The Loss of Confidence in the World 4. The Real and the Imaginary in the Soldier's Experience 5. Principles, Guilt, and Moral Deliberation 6. A Case for Moral Realism 7 Self-Knowledge in the Light of Dance 8. Conclusion: Toward Expressive Awareness

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