Moral Dilemmas: and other topics in moral philosophy by Philippa Foot

Moral Dilemmas: and other topics in moral philosophy

byPhilippa Foot

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Moral Dilemmas is the second volume of collected essays by the eminent moral philosopher Philippa Foot. It fills the gap between her famous 1978 collection Virtues and Vices (now reissued) and her acclaimed monograph Natural Goodness, published in 2001. Moral Dilemmas presents the best ofProfessor Foot's work from the late 1970s to the 1990s. In these essays she develops further her influential critique of the 'non-cognitivist' approaches that have dominated moral philosophy over the last fifty years. She shows why it is a mistake to think of morality in terms of specialpsychological states, expressed in special kinds of judgement and a special 'moral' kind of language. Instead she portrays thoughts about the goodness of human will and action as a particular case of the evaluation of other operations of human beings, and indeed of all living things. Among othertopics, she discusses the nature of moral judgement, practical rationality, and the conflict of virtue with desire and self-interest. Moral Dilemmas, alongside Professor Foot's other two books, completes the summation of her distinctive and lasting contribution to twentieth-century moralphilosophy.

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Philippa Foot is Griffin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.
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Title:Moral Dilemmas: and other topics in moral philosophyFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Morality and Art2. Moral Relativism3. Moral Realism and Moral Dilemma4. Utilitarianism and the Virtues5. Killing and Letting Die6. Morality, Action, and Outcome7. Von Wright on Virtue8. Locke, Hume, and Modern Moral Theory9. Nietzsche's Immoralism10. Rationality and Virtue11. Moral Dilemmas Revisited12. Does Moral Subjectivism Rest on a Mistake?Select Bibliography of Works by Philippa FootIndex