Unprincipled Virtue [Book Review]

The Journal of Ethics 8 (2):201-204 (2003)

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Manuel Vargas
University of California, San Diego
Abstract
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 Philosophy   Philosophy   Ethics   Political Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 9780195179767
DOI 10.1023/B:JOET.0000018813.89377.68
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