Living with Uncertainty
The Moral Significance of Ignorance
By (author) Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
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Living with Uncertainty by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
Book DescriptionEvery 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 DetailsISBN: 9780521894913
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, Paperback (May 2011)
In this book, Michael Zimmerman forcefully argues that legal punishment is never justified.
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, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
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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