Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom

Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom

by Robert Kane


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107621534
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/12/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 1,020,974
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Kane is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of seven books including Through the Moral Maze (1994), The Significance of Free Will (1996) and A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (2005), as well as over sixty articles.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: pluralism and uncertainty; 2. Openness; 3. The retreat; 4. The moral sphere; 5. Fact and value; 6. Value experiments; 7. Virtues, excellences and forms of life; 8. The fourth dimension; 9. Aspiration; 10. Wisdom; 11. Objective worth; 12. The Bach crystals; 13. Human flourishing; 14. The Faust legend and the mosaic; 15. The good and the right (I): intuitionism and Kantianism; 16. The good and the right (II): utilitarianism and consequentialism; 17. The good and the right (III): contractualism; 18. Politics, public morality and law: justice, care and virtue; Bibliography; Index.

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