Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics

University of Chicago Press (1993)
Abstract
Using path-breaking discoveries of cognitive science, Mark Johnson argues that humans are fundamentally imaginative moral animals, challenging the view that morality is simply a system of universal laws dictated by reason. According to the Western moral tradition, we make ethical decisions by applying universal laws to concrete situations. But Johnson shows how research in cognitive science undermines this view and reveals that imagination has an essential role in ethical deliberation. Expanding his innovative studies of human reason in Metaphors We Live By and The Body in the Mind, Johnson provides the tools for more practical, realistic, and constructive moral reflection.
Keywords Ethics  Imagination
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Call number BJ1031.J644 1993
ISBN(s) 0226401693   9780226401690  
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