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Author Prinz, Jesse J.

Title The emotional construction of morals / Jesse J. Prinz.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  171.2 PRIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-328) and index.
Contents Preamble: Naturalism and Hume's Law -- I. Morality and Emotion -- 1. Emotionism -- 2. Emotions: Non-moral and Moral -- 3. Sensibility Saved -- 4. Against Objectivity -- II. Constructing Morals -- 5. Dining with Cannibals -- 6. The Genealogy of Morals -- 7. The Limits of Evolutionary Ethics -- 8. Moral Progress.
Summary "Jesse J. Prinz argues that recent work in philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology supports two radical hypotheses about the nature of morality: moral values are based on emotional responses, and these emotional responses are inculcated by culture, not hard-wired through natural selection." "Throughout the book, Prinz relates his view to contemporary and historical work in philosophical ethics. His views echo themes in the writings of David Hume and Friedrich Nietzsche, but Prinz supports, extends, and revises these classic theories using the resources of cutting-edge cognitive science. The Emotional Construction of Moral will stimulate and challenge anyone who is curious about the nature and origin of moral values."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Ethics.
ISBN 9780199283019