Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 203 pages
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"Unprincipled Virtue attempts to answer this question, introducing a new theory of moral worth based on the quality of will an action expresses and offering a fresh perspective on moral responsibility, autonomy, rationality, and the self. She proposes that we give actions deriving from unconscious (and often misunderstood) motivations the same kind of moral weight that we attach to other acts. Supported by a wide range of literary examples, her thesis also contains many subtle and detailed treatments of actual case studies involving real-life situations."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

The Complexity of Moral Psychology
3
On Acting Rationally against Ones Best Judgment
33
Moral Worth
67
Varieties of Autonomy
117
Blame Autonomy and Problem Cases
149
Notes
181
References
191
Index
197
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Nomy Arpaly is at Brown University.

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