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Actual Ethics - 06 edition

Actual Ethics (ISBN10: 0511223226; ISBN13: 9780511223228)
ISBN13: 978-0511223228
ISBN10: 0511223226

Summary: Actual Ethics offers a moral defense of the 'classical liberal' political tradition and applies it to several of today's 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 s ...show moreeveral 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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