Moral Animals offers a brand new approach to moral theory. Drawing on anthropology, sociology, and evolutionary theory, as well as philosophy of language and philosophy of science, Catherine Wilson shows how to understand and reconcile our moral aspirations for a just world with the constraints human nature places on us. This ambitious book will spark fresh debates within philosophy and across the social sciences.
Wilson's book engages, in an energetic and constructive way, with many of the main theorists of moral philosophy ... It is a thoughtful and well-written book. Edward Johnson, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews ...a carefully argued and ingeniously devised piece of normative ethics, which shows how much philosophical theory, reinforced with insights from anthropology and psychology, can contribute to the perennial problems of social justice. John Cottingham, Times Literary Supplement
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.63