Moral Value and Human Diversity

Moral Value and Human Diversity

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Can the moral fragmentation so prominent in the contemporary world be overcome? Are there ethical standards that deserve everyone's allegiance? Can judgments of value transcend taste and cultural preference? Moral Value and Human Diversity offers a brief but highly comprehensive introduction to ethics and value theory that argues for positive answers in a pluralistic framework.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195374118
  • 9780195374117
  • 1,667,880

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Audi compiles, in a succinct but comprehensive way, much of his ethical thinking distilled from several decades of scholarship. Recommended. * Choice * Audi does an admirable job of showing both laypeople and moral philosophers what the major moral theories have in common and why we are not driven to some form of moral relativism. He does this with the hope that we can actually make progress on some of the most pressing moral issues of our time. * Diane Jeske, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *show more

About Robert Audi

Robert Audi is David E. Gallo Chair in Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is an internationally distinguished contributor to ethics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of action, and philosophy of religion. He has published numerous books and papers in these fields and lectures widely in these areas and, more recently, in business ethics. He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association.show more

Table of contents

PART I: MAJOR ETHICAL VIEWS AND THE DIMENSIONS OF VALUE ; 1. Ethical Theory and the Moral Fragmentation of Modern Life ; 2. The Experience of Value: What Do We Value, and Why Should We Care? ; PART II: HUMAN DIVERSITY AND THE ETHICAL CHALLENGES OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE ; 3. Moral Pluralism and Cultural Relativity ; 4. Human Diversity and Democratic Institutions ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Indexshow more

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