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Actual Ethics

Actual Ethics - 06 edition

Actual Ethics - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780521681254

ISBN10: 0521681251

Actual Ethics by James Otteson - ISBN 9780521681254
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2006
International: No
Actual Ethics by James Otteson - ISBN 9780521681254

ISBN13: 9780521681254

ISBN10: 0521681251

Edition: 06

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 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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