Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency by Nomy ArpalyUnprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency by Nomy Arpaly

Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

byNomy Arpaly

Paperback | September 15, 2004

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Nomy Arpaly rejects the model of rationality used by most ethicists and action theorists. Both observation and psychology indicate that people act rationally without deliberation, and act irrationally with deliberation. By questioning the notion that our own minds are comprehensible to us--andtherefore questioning much of the current work of action theorists and ethicists--Arpaly attempts to develop a more realistic conception of moral agency.
Nomy Arpaly is at Brown University.
Title:Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral AgencyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 5.39 × 8.39 × 0.51 inPublished:September 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195179765

ISBN - 13:9780195179767

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"I felt sure I would like Nomy Arpaly's book when I opened it to the first page and saw John LeCarre's name in the first sentence. I was not disappointed. Arpaly uses an engaging mix of literary examples and rigorous analysis to present and argue for a variety of interesting claims relating tovirtue. Arpaly has something novel and interesting to say about autonomy, agency, moral worth, and virtue. This is an excellent book, and one of the best I've read recently."--Julia Driver, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews