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The Resource Inside ethics : on the demands of moral thought, Alice Crary

Inside ethics : on the demands of moral thought, Alice Crary

Label
Inside ethics : on the demands of moral thought
Title
Inside ethics
Title remainder
on the demands of moral thought
Statement of responsibility
Alice Crary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We have come to think of human beings and animals as elements of a morally indifferent reality that reveals itself only to neutral or science-based methods. This little-commented-on trend, which shapes the work of moral philosophers and popular ethical writers alike, has pernicious effects, distorting our understanding of the difficulty of moral thinking. Inside Ethics traces the roots of existing views to tendencies in ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. Crary underlines the moral urgency of revisiting our approach in ethics so that, instead of assuming we confront a world that itself places no demands on moral imagination, we treat the exercise of moral imagination as necessary for arriving at an adequate world-guided understanding of human beings and animals. The book's argument is both rich and practically oriented, integrating ideas from literary authors such as Raymond Carver, J. M. Coetzee, Daniel Keyes, W. G. Sebald, and Leo Tolstoy and bringing them to bear on issues in disability studies and animal studies as well as elsewhere in ethics. The result is a commanding case for a reorientation in ethics that illuminates central challenges of moral thought about human and animal lives, directing attention to important aspects of these lives that are otherwise hidden from view.--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crary, Alice
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Animal welfare
Label
Inside ethics : on the demands of moral thought, Alice Crary
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Outside ethics: tracing a trend in contemporary moral philosophy -- The moral dimension of mind: philosophy of psychology as a guide to ethics -- More on animals minds: dogs and concepts -- All human beings and animals are inside ethics: reflections on cognitive disability and the dead -- A couple of competing views: Foot's ethical naturalism and Wolfe's posthumanism -- Extending the argument: literary accounts of moral kinship between humans and animals -- Two issues in ethics: eating animals and experimenting on them -- Concluding comment
Control code
FIEb17795242
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780674967816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908448179
Label
Inside ethics : on the demands of moral thought, Alice Crary
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Outside ethics: tracing a trend in contemporary moral philosophy -- The moral dimension of mind: philosophy of psychology as a guide to ethics -- More on animals minds: dogs and concepts -- All human beings and animals are inside ethics: reflections on cognitive disability and the dead -- A couple of competing views: Foot's ethical naturalism and Wolfe's posthumanism -- Extending the argument: literary accounts of moral kinship between humans and animals -- Two issues in ethics: eating animals and experimenting on them -- Concluding comment
Control code
FIEb17795242
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780674967816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908448179

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