Living with Uncertainty by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
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Living with Uncertainty
By Professor Michael J. Zimmerman

Living with Uncertainty

The Moral Significance of Ignorance

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Living with Uncertainty by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman

Book Description

Every choice we make is set against a background of massive ignorance about our past, our future, our circumstances, and ourselves. Philosophers are divided on the moral significance of such ignorance. Some say that it has a direct impact on how we ought to behave - the question of what our moral obligations are; others deny this, claiming that it only affects how we ought to be judged in light of the behaviour in which we choose to engage - the question of what responsibility we bear for our choices. Michael Zimmerman claims that our ignorance has an important bearing on both questions, and offers an account of moral obligation and moral responsibility that is sharply at odds with the prevailing wisdom. His book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in ethics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521894913
ISBN-10: 0521894913
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Professor Michael J. Zimmerman

Ignorance and Moral Obligation by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman Ignorance and Moral Obligation, Hardback (March 2014)

Michael J. Zimmerman explores whether and how our ignorance about ourselves and our circumstances affects what our moral obligations and moral rights are. He rejects objective and subjective views of the nature of moral obligation, and presents a new case for a 'prospective' view.

Immorality of Punishment by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman Immorality of Punishment, Paperback (May 2011)

In this book, Michael Zimmerman forcefully argues that legal punishment is never justified.

Living with Uncertainty by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman Living with Uncertainty, Paperback (June 2010)

A novel account of the relevance of ignorance to both moral obligation and moral responsibility.

Concept of Moral Obligation by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman Concept of Moral Obligation, Paperback (August 2007)

The principal aim of this book is to develop and defend an analysis of the concept of moral obligation.

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Author Biography - Professor Michael J. Zimmerman

Michael J. Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His publications include The Concept of Moral Obligation (1996, 2007) also in the Cambridge Studies in Philosophy series.

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