Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Oct 31, 2002 - Philosophy - 216 pages
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Nomy Arpaly rejects the model of rationality used by most ethicists and action theorists. Both observation and psychology indicate that people act rationally without deliberation, and act irrationally with deliberation. By questioning the notion that our own minds are comprehensible to us--and therefore questioning much of the current work of action theorists and ethicists--Arpaly attempts to develop a more realistic conception of moral agency.
  

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Contents

The Complexity of Moral Psychology
On Acting Rationally against Ones Best Judgment
Moral Worth
Varieties of Autonomy 5 Blame Autonomy and Problem Cases
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