Ethics Done Right
Practical Reasoning as a Foundation for Moral Theory
By (author) Elijah Millgram
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Ethics Done Right by Elijah Millgram
Book DescriptionEthics Done Right examines how practical reasoning can be put into the service of ethical and moral theory. Elijah Millgram shows that the key to thinking about ethics is to understand generally how to make decisions. The papers in this volume support a methodological approach and trace the connections between two kinds of theory in utilitarianism, in Kantian ethics, in virtue ethics, in Hume's moral philosophy, and in moral particularism. Unlike other studies of ethics, Ethics Done Right does not advocate a particular moral theory. Rather, it offers a tool that enables one to decide for oneself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521839433
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elijah Millgram
Great Endarkenment, Hardback (June 2015)
Philosophers have not appreciated how pervasive and deep division of labor is, and consequently they have not noticed the many intellectual devices deployed in managing it. The Great Endarkenment makes the case that those devices are central pieces of puzzles that have traditionally been on philosophers' agendas.
Hard Truths, Hardback (March 2009)
"Hard Truths focuses upon the fact that coming by such verities is quite difficult and that we must cobble by with far less in our everyday life. Milgram's innovative book challenges us to face this dilemma squarely. " Mark Wilson, Univeristy of Pittsburgh "A fine book: ambitious, provocative, and engaging.
Ethics Done Right, Paperback (July 2005)
Examines how practical reasoning can be put into the service of ethical and moral theory.
Practical Induction, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Elijah Millgram
Practical reasoning is not just a matter of determining how to get what you want, but also how to work out want it is you want in the first place. This book argues that experience plays a central role in this process, and rejects the idea of instrumentalism.
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