Morals From Motives / Edition 1

Morals From Motives / Edition 1

by Michael Slote
     
 

Morals from Motives develops a virtue ethics inspired more by Hume and Hutcheson's moral sentimentalism than by recently-influential Aristotelianism. It argues that a reconfigured and expanded "morality of caring" can offer a general account of right and wrong action as well as social justice. Expanding the frontiers of ethics, it goes on to show how a

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Morals from Motives develops a virtue ethics inspired more by Hume and Hutcheson's moral sentimentalism than by recently-influential Aristotelianism. It argues that a reconfigured and expanded "morality of caring" can offer a general account of right and wrong action as well as social justice. Expanding the frontiers of ethics, it goes on to show how a motive-based "pure" virtue theory can also help us to understand the nature of human well-being and practical reason.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195170207
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/02/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: MORALITY AND JUSTICE
ONE: Agent-Based Virtue Ethics
1. Virtue Ethics
2. Objections to Agent-Basing
3. Morality as Inner Strength
4. Morality as Universal Benevolence
5. Morality as Caring and Further Aspects of Agent-Basing
TWO: Morality and the Practical
1. Is Agent-basing Practical?
2. The Value of Conscientousness
3. Moral Conflict
THREE: The Structure of Caring
1. Caring and Love
2. Balanced Caring
3. Balanced Caring versus Aggregative Partialism
4. Self-Concern
5. Sentimentalist Deontology
6. Caring versus the Philosophers
FOUR: The Justice of Caring
1. From the Personal to the Political
2. Social Justice
3. Laws and Their Applications
4. Conclusion
FIVE: Universal Benevolence versus Caring
1. Universal Benevolence and Universal Love
2. The Justice of Universal Benevolence
3. Humanitarianism and Religious Belief
4. Humanitarianism and Intolerance
5. The Choice between Caring and Universal Benevolence
PART II: PRACTICAL RATIONALITY AND HUMAN GOOD
SIX: The Virtue in Self-Interest
1. Unification in Utilitarianism
2. Elevation versus Reduction
3. Is Elevation Viable?
4. Aristotelian Elevationism
5. Platonic Elevationism
6. Conclusion
SEVEN: Agent-Based Practical Reason
1. Conceptions of Practical Reason
2. Agent-Based Rationality
3. Practical Reason and Self-Interest
4. The Rational Requiements of Morality
5. Conclusion
EIGHT: Extending the Approach
1. Hyper-Agent-Basing
2. General Conclusion
Index

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