Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision / Edition 2

Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision / Edition 2

by Robert Audi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415364639

ISBN-13: 9780415364638

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Presenting the most comprehensive and lucid account of the topic currently available, Robert Audi's "Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision" is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of reason in ethics or the nature of human action. The first part of the book is a detailed critical overview of the influential theories of practical reasoning found in

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Presenting the most comprehensive and lucid account of the topic currently available, Robert Audi's "Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision" is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of reason in ethics or the nature of human action. The first part of the book is a detailed critical overview of the influential theories of practical reasoning found in Aristotle, Hume and Kant, whilst the second part examines practical reasoning in the light of important topics in moral psychology - weakness of will, self-deception, rationalization and others. In the third part, Audi describes the role of moral principles in practical reasoning and clarifies the way practical reasoning underlies ethical decisions. He formulates a comprehensive set of concrete ethical principles, explains how they apply to reasoning about what to do, and shows how practical reasoning guides moral conduct.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415364638
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Aristotle on practical reasoning and the structure of action13
2Hume and the instrumentalist conception of practical reasoning37
3Kant and the autonomy of practical reason57
4The varieties and basic elements of practical reasoning81
5Practical reasoning and intentional action105
6Practical reasoning in the dynamics of action122
7The assessment of practical reasoning139
8General principles of practical appraisal158
9Practical reasoning and moral judgment172
10Practical reasoning in ethical decisions187
11The rationality of action and the plurality of value200

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