Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision
By (author) Robert Audi
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Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision by Robert Audi
Book DescriptionPresenting the most comprehensive and lucid account of the topic currently available, Robert Audi's "Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision" is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of reason in ethics or the nature of human action. The first part of the book is a detailed critical overview of the influential theories of practical reasoning found in Aristotle, Hume and Kant, whilst the second part examines practical reasoning in the light of important topics in moral psychology - weakness of will, self-deception, rationalization and others. In the third part, Audi describes the role of moral principles in practical reasoning and clarifies the way practical reasoning underlies ethical decisions. He formulates a comprehensive set of concrete ethical principles, explains how they apply to reasoning about what to do, and shows how practical reasoning guides moral conduct.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415364638
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Audi
Means, Ends, and Persons, Hardback (November 2015)
This book is a full-scale account of the morally important ideas of treating persons merely as means and treating them as ends. Audi clarifies these independently of Kant, but with implications for understanding him, and presents a theory of conduct that enhances their usefulness both in ethical theory and in practical ethics.
Rational Belief, Paperback (August 2015)
This book is a wide-ranging treatment of central topics in epistemology. It provides conceptions of belief and knowledge, offers a theory of how they are grounded in our experience and in the social context of testimony, and connects them with the will and with action, moral responsibility, and intellectual virtue.
Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Paperback (April 2015)» View all books by Robert Audi
This is a rich, readable one-volume compendium of philosophical ideas and definitions, a tool for anyone seriously interested in philosophy.
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Author Biography - Robert Audi
University of Notre Dame
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