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- DescriptionA distinguished moral philosopher and a leading interpreter of Kant's ethics, Barbara Herman draws on Kant to address timeless issues in ethical theory as well as ones arising from current moral problems, such as obligations to distant need, the history of slavery as it bears on affirmative action, and the moral costs of reparative justice. Challenging various Kantian orthodoxies, Herman offers a view of moral competency as a complex achievement, governed by rational rms and dependent on supportive social conditions. She argues that the objectivity of duties and obligations does t rule out the possibility of or need for moral invention. Her goal is t to revise Kant but to explore the issues and ask the questions that he did t consider. Some of the essays involve explicit interpretation of Kant, and others are prompted by ground-level questions. For example, how should we think about moral character given what we kw about the fault lines in rmal development? If ordinary moral life is saturated by the content of local institutions, how should our accounts of moral obligation and judgment accommodate this?
- Author BiographyBarbara Herman is Griffin Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of The Practice of Moral Judgment (Harvard).
- Author(s)Barbara Herman
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication01/08/2008
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Weight476 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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