The Resource Morality and our complicated form of life: : feminist Wittgensteinian metaethics, Peg O'Connor, (ebook)

Morality and our complicated form of life: : feminist Wittgensteinian metaethics, Peg O'Connor, (ebook)

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Morality and our complicated form of life: : feminist Wittgensteinian metaethics
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Morality and our complicated form of life:
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feminist Wittgensteinian metaethics
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Peg O'Connor
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eng
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Moral philosophy, like much of philosophy generally, has been bedeviled by an obsession with seeking secure epistemological foundations and with dichotomies between mind and body, fact and value, subjectivity and objectivity, nature and normativity. These are still alive today in the realism-versus-antirealism debates in ethics. Peg O'Connor draws inspiration from the later Wittgenstein's philosophy to sidestep these pitfalls and develop a new approach to the grounding of ethics (i.e., metaethics) that looks to the interconnected nature of social practices, most especially those that Wittgenstein called "language games." These language games provide structure and stability to our moral lives while they permit the flexibility to accommodate change in moral understandings and attitudes. To this end, O'Connor deploys new metaphors from architecture and knitting to describe her approach as "felted stabilism," which locates morality in a large set of overlapping and crisscrossing language games such as engaging in moral inquiry, seeking justifications for our beliefs and actions, formulating reasons for actions, making judgments, disagreeing with other people or dissenting from dominant norms, manifesting moral understandings, and taking and assigning responsibility
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Midwest
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1965-
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O'Connor, Peg
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170/.42
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non fiction
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  • Feminist ethics
  • Ethics
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
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adult
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Morality and our complicated form of life: : feminist Wittgensteinian metaethics, Peg O'Connor, (ebook)
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9780271076058
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11625674
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Morality and our complicated form of life: : feminist Wittgensteinian metaethics, Peg O'Connor, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271076058
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11625674
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11625674
System control number
MWT11625674
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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