Morals from Motives

Morals from Motives

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Morals from Motives develops a virtue ethics inspired more by moral sentimentalism than by recently-influential Aristotelianism. It argues that a reconfigured and expanded 'morality of caring' can offer a general account of right and wrong action and also (in its own terms) of social justice, and the book goes on to show how a motive-based 'pure' virtue theory can also help us to understand the nature of human well-being and practical reason.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 148.8 x 224.3 x 20.8mm | 449.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195138376
  • 9780195138375

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Michael Slote's book Morals from Motives fosters an admirable development in modern virtue ethics: the sense that virtue ethics is a genus (like consequentialism) having several species ... Morals from Motives is a fine example of a modern virtue ethics derived from the moral 'sentimentalism' of Hutcheson and Hume, as well as James Martineau ... Slote succeeds rather well in maintaining a clear focus throughout the book. * Mind * Goes some way to correcting the ostrich-like tendencies of virtue ethics. * Gerald Lang, Times Literary Supplement *show more

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