Nora Hämäläinen's Descriptive Ethics: What does Moral Philosophy Know about PDF

By Nora Hämäläinen

This ebook is an research into the descriptive activity of ethical philosophy. Nora Hämäläinen explores the problem of supplying wealthy and actual images of the ethical stipulations, values, virtues, and norms less than which individuals stay and feature lived, besides suitable wisdom in regards to the human animal and human nature. whereas smooth ethical philosophy has targeted its energies on normative and metaethical concept, the duty of describing, uncovering, and inquiring into ethical frameworks and ethical practices has often been left to social scientists and historians.  Nora Hämäläinen argues that this department of labour has unsafe effects for ethical philosophy and reorientation towards descriptive paintings is required in ethical philosophy. She strains assets for a descriptive philosophical ethics within the paintings of 4 admired philosophers of the 20 th century: John Dewey, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault, and Charles Taylor, whereas additionally calling on thinkers encouraged via them. 

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