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Living with Uncertainty : The Moral Significance of Ignorance - Professor Michael J. Zimmerman

Living with Uncertainty

The Moral Significance of Ignorance

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Published: 10th June 2010
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Every choice we make is set against a background of massive ignorance about our past, our future, our circumstances, and ourselves. Philosophers are divided on the moral significance of such ignorance. Some say that it has a direct impact on how we ought to behave - the question of what our moral obligations are; others deny this, claiming that it only affects how we ought to be judged in light of the behaviour in which we choose to engage - the question of what responsibility we bear for our choices. Michael Zimmerman claims that our ignorance has an important bearing on both questions, and offers an account of moral obligation and moral responsibility that is sharply at odds with the prevailing wisdom. His book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in ethics.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Ignorance and obligation
Risk and rights
Prospective possibilism
Ignorance and responsibility
References
Index of names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521171717
ISBN-10: 0521171717
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3