Actual Ethics James Otteson

ISBN: 9780511223228

Published: September 5th 2006

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368 pages


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Actual Ethics  by  James Otteson

Actual Ethics by James Otteson
September 5th 2006 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780511223228 | 5.52 Mb

Actual Ethics offers a moral defense of the classical liberal political tradition and applies it to several of todays vexing moral and political issues. James Otteson argues that a Kantian conception of personhood and an Aristotelian conception of judgment are compatible and even complementary.

He shows why they are morally attractive, and perhaps most controversially, when combined, they imply a limited, classical liberal political state. Otteson then addresses several contemporary problems - wealth and poverty, public education, animal welfare, and affirmative action - and shows how each can be plausibly addressed within the Kantian, Aristotelian and classical liberal framework. Written in clear, engaging, and jargon-free prose, Actual Ethics will give students and general audiences an overview of a powerful and rich moral and political tradition that they might not otherwise consider.



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