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Morality for Humans Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science

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ISBN-10: 022611340X

ISBN-13: 9780226113401

Edition: 2014

Authors: Mark Johnson

List price: $38.00
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What is the difference between right and wrong? This is no easy question to answer, yet we constantly try to make it so, frequently appealing to some hidden cache of cut-and-dried absolutes, whether drawn from God, universal reason, or societal authority. Combining cognitive science with a pragmatist philosophical framework in Morality for Humans: Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science, Mark Johnson argues that appealing solely to absolute principles and values is not only scientifically unsound but even morally suspect. He shows that the standards for the kinds of person we should be and how we should treat one another—which we often think of as universal—are in…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/26/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English