Sentience and Sensibility: A Conversation About Moral Philosophy by Matthew R. SillimanSentience and Sensibility: A Conversation About Moral Philosophy by Matthew R. Silliman

Sentience and Sensibility: A Conversation About Moral Philosophy

byMatthew R. Silliman

Hardcover | November 30, 2006

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Sentience and Sensibility is a dialogue that engages a number of issues in moral theory in a rigorous and original manner, while remaining accessible to students and other nonspecialist readers. It accomplishes this by means of the time-honored (if presently dormant) medium of philosophical dialogue, in which its characters actively challenge each other to clarify their ideas and defend their reasoning. In this manner the conversation develops and weighs some proposed solutions, in largely non-technical language, to a number of current and traditional moral problems (including the nature and origin of moral value, the moral status of nonhuman animals, problems of partiality, and other vexed topics).
Moral philosophy and theory can seem as remote and intimidating as everyday ethical matters and moral intuitions are pressing. Sentience and Sensibility proposes that these two should meet. The book’s characters gently challenge each other to clarify their thinking and defend their reasoning, and in this rigorous yet personable manner explore traditional and fresh takes on morality. The conversation aims not only to discover thoughtful answers to such questions, but to do so while being respectful of both philosophical theory and ordinary moral intuitions
Title:Sentience and Sensibility: A Conversation About Moral PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:Parmenides PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1930972075

ISBN - 13:9781930972070

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