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In Face of the Facts : Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship - Richard Wightman Fox

In Face of the Facts

Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship

By: Richard Wightman Fox (Editor), Robert B. Westbrook (Editor), Lee H. Hamilton (Editor)

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Published: 28th January 1998
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Recently there has been a renewed interest in moral inquiry among American scholars in a variety of disciplines. This collection of accessible essays affords a view of the current state of moral inquiry in the American academy, and it offers fresh departures for ethically informed, interdisciplinary scholarship. Seeking neither to reduce values to facts nor facts to values, these essays aim to foster discussion about inquiry and moral judgment, and demonstrate that moral inquiry need not be either dispassionate and value-free or moralistic and preachy.

"...each paper is excellent, equally insightful about 'moral inquiry' in general and in the particular discipline discussed." The Virginia Quarterly Review

Introduction
Pragmatism, science, and moral inquiry
Political theory and moral responsibility
Moral inquiry within the bounds of politics: a question of victimhood
Moral confidence: three cheers for naturalized ethics
Fighting (over) words: speech, power, and the moral imagination in American history
'Of the standard of moral taste': literary criticism as moral inquiry
The moral force field of Haitian Vodou
Snakes alive: resituating the moral in the study of religion
Social science and the moral revival: dilemmas and difficulties
Religion, morality, and other unmentionables: the revival of moral discourse in the law
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ISBN: 9780521621335
ISBN-10: 052162133X
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 28th January 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.56