Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Oxford University Press (2003)
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--and therefore questioning much of the current work of action theorists and ethicists--Arpaly attempts to develop a more realistic conception of moral agency.
Keywords Ethics  Psychology and philosophy  Moral Worth  Huck Finn  Hucklberry Finn
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Call number BJ45.A76 2003
ISBN(s) 0195179765   0195152042   9780195179767
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