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Moral Dilemmas
By Philippa Foot

Moral Dilemmas

And Other Topics in Moral Philosophy

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Moral Dilemmas by Philippa Foot

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Moral Dilemmas is the second volume of collected essays by the eminent moral philosopher Philippa Foot. It fills the gap between her famous 1978 collection Virtues and Vices (now reissued) and her acclaimed monograph Natural Goodness, published in 2001. Moral Dilemmas presents the best of Professor Foot's work from the late 1970s to the 1990s. In these essays she develops further her influential critique of the 'non-cognitivist' approaches that have dominated moral philosophy over the last fifty years. She shows why it is a mistake to think of morality in terms of special psychological states, expressed in special kinds of judgement and a special 'moral' kind of language. Instead she portrays thoughts about the goodness of human will and action as a particular case of the evaluation of other operations of human beings, and indeed of all living things. Among other topics, she discusses the nature of moral judgement, practical rationality, and the conflict of virtue with desire and self-interest. Moral Dilemmas, alongside Professor Foot's other two books, completes the summation of her distinctive and lasting contribution to twentieth-century moral philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199252848
ISBN-10: 019925284X
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Philippa Foot

Natural Goodness by Philippa Foot Natural Goodness, Paperback (October 2003)

Presents an approach to moral philosophy. This work of dry theory, is intended for those intrigued by the questions about goodness and human life.

Virtues and Vices by Philippa Foot Virtues and Vices, Hardback (October 2002)

Philippa Foot is regarded as standing out among contemporary ethical theorists because of her conviction that virtues and vices are more central ethical notions than rights, duties, justice, or consequences. This book collects 12 of her essays published between 1957-77 and two new ones.

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