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Morality for humans : ethical understanding from the perspective of cognitive science

Author: Mark Johnson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
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Argues that appealing solely to absolute principles and values is not only scientifically unsound but even morally suspect, and shows that the standards for the kinds of people we should be and how we should treat one another--which we often think of as universal--are in fact frequently subject to change.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Johnson
ISBN: 9780226113401 022611340X 9780226324944 022632494X
OCLC Number: 851285675
Description: xii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The need for ethical naturalism --
Moral problem-solving as an empirical inquiry --
Where are our values bred? : sources of moral norms --
Intuitive processes of moral cognition --
Moral deliberation as cognition, imagination, and feeling --
The nature of "reasonable" moral deliberation --
There is no moral faculty --
Moral fundamentalism is immoral --
The making of a moral self.
Responsibility: Mark Johnson.

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What is the difference between right and wrong? Combining cognitive science with a pragmatist philosophical framework, this book argues that appealing solely to absolute principles and values is not  Read more...
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"In Morality for Humans, Johnson has his hands on what counts in life: how moral appraisals are not separate from intelligence, aesthetic sensibility, flexibility, imagination, or creativity. In Read more...

 
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