Moral Value and Human Diversity

Paperback | August 12, 2008

byRobert Audi

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Can the moral fragmentation so prominent in the contemporary world be overcome? Are there ethical standards that deserve everyone's allegiance? Can judgments of value transcend taste and cultural preference? Moral Value and Human Diversity offers a brief but highly comprehensive introductionto ethics and value theory that argues for positive answers in a pluralistic framework.

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Can the moral fragmentation so prominent in the contemporary world be overcome? Are there ethical standards that deserve everyone's allegiance? Can judgments of value transcend taste and cultural preference? Moral Value and Human Diversity offers a brief but highly comprehensive introductionto ethics and value theory that argues for p...

Robert Audi is David E. Gallo Chair in Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is an internationally distinguished contributor to ethics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of action, and philosophy of religion. He has published numerous books and papers in these fields and lectures widely in these areas an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.51 inPublished:August 12, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Major Ethical Views and the Dimensions of Value1. Ethical Theory and the Moral Fragmentation of Modern Life2. The Experience of Value: What Do We Value, and Why Should We Care?Part II: Human Diversity and the Ethical Challenges of Contemporary Life3. Moral Pluralism and Cultural Relativity4. Human Diversity and Democratic InstitutionsConclusionNotesIndex

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"Audi compiles, in a succinct but comprehensive way, much of his ethical thinking distilled from several decades of scholarship. Recommended."--Choice