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What's Wrong with Moralism?

C. A. J. Coady (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-4948-8
128 pages
July 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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This thought-provoking book examines exactly what people mean when they accuse others of being “moralistic”.

  • Written by an international team of philosophers

  • Analyses what the “vice” of moralism might be and contrasts this with a genuine concern for morality

  • Contributors draw upon literary sources, philosophical theories and political theory

  • Helps readers to appreciate the role that morality really plays in our judgements and decisions
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Preface: C. A. J. Coady.

On Moralism: Robert K. Fullinwider.

The Moral Reality in Realism: C. A. J. Coady.

Moralism: Julia Driver.

Moralism and Morally Accountable Beings: Craig Taylor.

A Defence of Prudential Moralism: Benjamin Lovett.

The Moralism of Multiculturalism: Duncan Ivison.

Liberalism, Legal Moralism and Moral Disagreement: Arthur Kuflik.

Index.
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Professor C.A.J. (Tony) Coady is Professorial Fellow in Applied Philosophy in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
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  • This thought-provoking book looks at what people mean when they accuse others of being “moralistic”.
  • Written by an international team of philosophers.
  • Analyses what the “vice” of moralism might be and contrasts this with a genuine concern for morality.
  • Contributors draw upon literary sources, philosophical theories and political theory.
  • Helps readers to appreciate the role that morality really plays in our judgements and decisions.
See More
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