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Moral Perception and Particularity

Moral Perception and Particularity

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  • Date Published: January 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521436199

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  • Most contemporary moral philosophy is concerned with issues of rationality, universality, impartiality, and principle. By contrast Lawrence Blum is concerned with the psychology of moral agency. The essays in this collection examine the moral import of emotion, motivation, judgment, perception, and group identifications, and explore how all these psychic capacities contribute to a morally good life.

    • Strong interdisciplinary interest outside philosophy in Women's Studies and Holocaust Studies
    • Blum is the author of an earlier and well-received book, Friendship, Altruism and Morality (Routledge, 1990)
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    "His [Blum's] examples are illuminating, and he gives a useful step-by-step summary of how a person moves from moral perception to action based on principle." Ethics

    "This is a complex book, and it raises important challenges to traditional moral theories. . . . all moral theorists, regardless of their preferences, will benefit from this work." Philosophical Books

    "If there are any doubts that the writings of Iris Murdoch have spawned creative work in moral philosophy, Lawrence Blum's recent collection of essays should put them to rest....Blum's collection has much to commend it." The Journal of Religion

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521436199
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Particularity:
    1. Introduction
    2. Iris Murdoch and the domain of the moral
    3. Moral perception and particularity
    Part II. Moral Excellence:
    4. Moral exemplars: reflections on Scindler, the Trocmes, and others
    5. Vocation, friendship, community: limitations of the personal/impersonal framework
    6. Altruism and the moral value of rescue: Resisting persecution, racism, and genocide
    7. Virtue and community
    Part III. The Morality of Care:
    8. Compassion
    9. Moral development and conceptions of morality
    10. Gilligan and Kohlberg: implications for moral theory
    11. Gilligan's two voices and the moral status of group identity.

  • Author

    Lawrence A. Blum, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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