Making Morality: Pragmatist Reconstruction in Ethical Theory

Vanderbilt University Press (2003)
Abstract
In this new contribution to moral theory, Todd Lekan argues for a pragmatist conception of morality as an evolving, educational, and fallible practice of everyday life. Drawing on the work of John Dewey, Lekan asserts that moral norms are neither timeless truths nor subjective whims, but habits transmitted through practices. Like the habits that make up medicine or engineering, moral habits are subject to rational evaluation and change according to new challenges and circumstances
Keywords Ethics  Pragmatism
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Call number BJ1031.L45 2003
ISBN(s) 0826514219   0826514200   9780826514219
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