Wise Choices, Apt Feelings: A Theory of Normative Judgment

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Ethics - 346 pages
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This treatise explores what is at issue in narrowly moral questions, and in questions of rational thought and conduct in general. It helps to explain why normative thought and talk so pervade human life, and why our highly social species might have evolved to be gripped by these questions. The author asks how, if his theory is right, we can interpret our normative puzzles, and thus proceed toward finding answers to them.
  

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Contents

The Puzzle
3
Nature and Judgment
23
Analyses Broached
36
Normative Psychology
55
Normative Logic
83
PSYCHE IN NATURE
103
Natural Representation
105
Moral Emotions
126
Rationale and Warrant
204
Pragmatic Support
219
Communities of Judgment
233
MORAL INQUIRY
250
Moral Concern
253
Assessing Feelings
274
Structural Questions
293
Moral System
310

in NORMATIVE OBJECTIVITY
151
First Steps
153
Normative Authority
171
Parochial Judgment
189

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