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Moral Imagination : Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics - Mark Johnson

Moral Imagination

Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780226401690
Number Of Pages: 302

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Using path-breaking discoveries of cognitive science, Mark Johnson argues that humans are fundamentally imaginative moral animals, challenging the view that morality is simply a system of universal laws dictated by reason. According to the Western moral tradition, we make ethical decisions by applying universal laws to concrete situations. But Johnson shows how research in cognitive science undermines this view and reveals that imagination has an essential role in ethical deliberation.
Expanding his innovative studies of human reason in "Metaphors We Live By" and "The Body in the Mind, " Johnson provides the tools for more practical, realistic, and constructive moral reflection.

Introduction: How Cognitive Science Changes Ethics
Reason as Force: The Moral Law Folk Theory
Metaphoric Morality
The Metaphoric Basis of Moral Theory
Beyond Rules
The Impoverishment of Reason: Our Enlightenment Legacy
What's Wrong with the Objectivist Self
The Narrative Context of Self and Action
Moral Imagination
Living without Absolutes: Objectivity and the Conditions for Criticism
Preserving Our Best Enlightenment Moral Ideals
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ISBN: 9780226401690
ISBN-10: 0226401693
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: New edition

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