Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics

Hardcover | April 22, 2015

EditorSophie Grace Chappell

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What form, or forms, might ethical knowledge take? In particular, can ethical knowledge take the form either of moral theory, or of moral intuition? If it can, should it? These are central questions for ethics today, and they are the central questions for the philosophical essays collected inthis volume. Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics draws together new work by leading experts in the field, in order to represent as many different perspectives on the discussion as possible. The volume is not built upon any kind of tidy consensus about what "knowledge", "theory", and"intuition" mean. Rather, the idea is to explore as many as possible of the different things that knowledge, theory, and intuition could be in ethics.

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What form, or forms, might ethical knowledge take? In particular, can ethical knowledge take the form either of moral theory, or of moral intuition? If it can, should it? These are central questions for ethics today, and they are the central questions for the philosophical essays collected inthis volume. Intuition, Theory, and Anti-The...

Sophie Grace Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at The Open University. She was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Faculty of Divinity in Edinburgh. She has previously taught in universities including Oxford, Manchester, and UEA. She has been a Visiting Professor in Vancouver, Oslo, Reykjavik, St Andrews, Adelaide, and Edi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.82 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sophie Grace Chappell: Introduction1. John Cottingham: Intuition and genealogy2. James Lenman: Scepticism about Intuition3. Mike Ridge and Sean McKeever: Obvious intuitions4. Alan Thomas: Should generalism be our regulative ideal?5. Sergio Tenenbaum: Moral faith and moral reason6. Sarah McGrath: Forgetting the difference between right and wrong7. Catherine Rowett: Factual mistakes, epistemological virtues and moral errors: a study in Augustine's Confessions8. Tim Mulgan: Theory and intuition in a broken world9. Sophia Grace Chappell: Moral certainties10. Simon Kirchin: Self-evidence, theory, and anti-theory11. Edward Harcourt: Literature, moral education, and moral philosophyIndex