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Value Judgement: Improving Our Ethical Beliefs
 

Value Judgement: Improving Our Ethical Beliefs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Griffin, James

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James Griffin asks how, and how much, we can improve our ethical standards not lift our behaviour closer to our standards but refine the standards themselves. To give an answer to this question it is necessary to answer most of the questions of ethics. So Value Judgement includes... discussion of what a good life is like, where the boundaries of the 'natural world' come, how values relate to that world, how great human capacitiesthe ones important to ethicsare, and where moral norms come from. Throughout the book the question of what philosophy can contribute to ethics repeatedly arises. Philosophical traditions, such as most forms of utilitarianism and deontology and virtue ethics, are, Griffin contends, too ambitious. Ethics cannot be what philosophers in those traditions expect it to be because agents cannot be what their philosophies need them to be. This clear, compelling, and original account of ethics will be of interest to anyone concerned with thinking about values: not only philosophers but legal, political, and economic theorists as well. L
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ISBN 9780198752318
Released NZ 1 Apr 1998
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780198752318
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Clarendon Press
Released 1 Apr 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Griffin, James
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 170
Weight 263g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ethics, Values
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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