Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character

Paperback | September 1, 1997

byRobert Audi

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This book presents an ethical theory that uniquely integrates naturalistic and rationalistic elements. Robert Audi develops his theory in four areas: moral epistemology, the metaphysics of ethics, moral psychology, and the foundations of ethics. Comprising both new and published work, the booksets forth a moderate intuitionism, clarifies the relation between reason and motivation, constructs a theory of intrinsic value and its place in moral obligation, and presents a sophisticated account of moral justification. The concluding chapter articulates a new normative framework built fromboth Kantian and intuitionist elements. Connecting ethics in novel ways to both the theory of value and the philosophy of action, the essays explore topics such as ethical intuition, reason and judgement, and virtue. Audi also considers major views in the history of ethics, including those of Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Mill, Moore, and W. D.Ross, and engages contemporary work on autonomy, responsibility, objectivity, reasons, and other issues. Clear and conceptually rich, this book makes vital reading for students and scholars of ethics.

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This book presents an ethical theory that uniquely integrates naturalistic and rationalistic elements. Robert Audi develops his theory in four areas: moral epistemology, the metaphysics of ethics, moral psychology, and the foundations of ethics. Comprising both new and published work, the booksets forth a moderate intuitionism, clarifi...

Robert Audi is at University of Nebraska.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195114698

ISBN - 13:9780195114690

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"Significant, carefully argued, broad in scope."--Roger Crisp, St. Anne's College, Oxford