Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics (Studies in - download pdf or read online

By Margaret Urban Walker

ISBN-10: 0195315391

ISBN-13: 9780195315394

ISBN-10: 0195315405

ISBN-13: 9780195315400

it is a revised version of Walker's recognized publication in feminist ethics first released in 1997. Walker's ebook proposes a view of morality and an method of moral conception which makes use of the serious insights of feminism and race thought to reconsider the epistemological and ethical place of the moral theorist, and the way ethical conception is inescapably formed by means of tradition and background. the most gist of her ebook is that morality is embodied in "practices of accountability" that categorical our identities, values, and connections to others in socially patterned methods. hence moral conception has to be empirically proficient and politically severe to prevent reiterating types of socially entrenched bias. liable moral concept should still display and query the ethical value of social alterations. The ebook engages with, and demanding situations, the paintings of latest analytic philosophers in ethics.

Moral Understandings has been influential in attaining an international viewers in ethics and feminist philosophy, in addition to in tangential fields like nursing ethics; examine ethics; incapacity ethics; environmental ethics, and social and political concept. This revised version features a new preface, a important postscript to bankruptcy 1 approximately "the topic of ethical philosophy"; the addition of a brand new bankruptcy at the value of emotion in practices of accountability; and the addition of an afterword, which responds to critics of the book.

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