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The Resource The birth of ethics : reconstructing the role and nature of morality, Philip Pettit ; with commentary by Michael Tomasello ; edited by Kinch Hoekstra

The birth of ethics : reconstructing the role and nature of morality, Philip Pettit ; with commentary by Michael Tomasello ; edited by Kinch Hoekstra

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The birth of ethics : reconstructing the role and nature of morality
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The birth of ethics
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reconstructing the role and nature of morality
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Philip Pettit ; with commentary by Michael Tomasello ; edited by Kinch Hoekstra
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Imagine a human society, perhaps in pre-history, in which people were generally of a psychological kind with us, had the use of natural language to communicate with one another, but did not have any properly moral concepts in which to exhort one another to meet certain standards and to lodge related claims and complaints. According to The Birth of Ethics, the members of that society would have faced a set of pressures, and made a series of adjustments in response, sufficient to put them within reach of ethical concepts. Without any planning, they would have more or less inevitably evolved a way of using such concepts to articulate desirable patterns of behavior and to hold themselves and one another responsible to those standards. Sooner or later, they would have entered ethical space. While this central claim is developed as a thesis in conjectural history or genealogy, the aim of the exercise is philosophical. Assuming that it explains the emergence of concepts and practices that are more or less equivalent to ours, the story offers us an account of the nature and role of morality. It directs us to the function that ethics plays in human life and alerts us to the character in virtue of which it can serve that function. The emerging view of morality has implications for the standard range of questions in meta-ethics and moral psychology, and enables us to understand why there are divisions in normative ethics like that between consequentialist and Kantian approaches. --
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1945-
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Pettit, Philip
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  • Tomasello, Michael
  • Hoekstra, Kinch
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The Berkeley Tanner lectures
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Ethics
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The birth of ethics : reconstructing the role and nature of morality, Philip Pettit ; with commentary by Michael Tomasello ; edited by Kinch Hoekstra
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Editor's Introduction: The View from Erewhon Kinch Hoekstra. Introduction: The Guiding Ideas. Chapter 1. Reconstructing Morality. Chapter 2. Ground Zero. Chapter 3. Committing to Others. Chapter 4. Committing with Others. Chapter 5. Discovering Desirability. Chapter 6. Discovering Responsibility. Chapter 7. Morality Reconstructed. Conclusion: The Claims in Summary. Michael Tomasello and Philip Pettit: An Exchange Michael Tomasello & Philip Pettit. Commentary on Philip Pettit's The Birth of Ethics Michael Tomasello. Reply to Michael Tomasello's Commentary Philip Pettit . References. Index
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vi, 387 pages
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9780190904913
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(OCoLC)1035815376
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The birth of ethics : reconstructing the role and nature of morality, Philip Pettit ; with commentary by Michael Tomasello ; edited by Kinch Hoekstra
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Editor's Introduction: The View from Erewhon Kinch Hoekstra. Introduction: The Guiding Ideas. Chapter 1. Reconstructing Morality. Chapter 2. Ground Zero. Chapter 3. Committing to Others. Chapter 4. Committing with Others. Chapter 5. Discovering Desirability. Chapter 6. Discovering Responsibility. Chapter 7. Morality Reconstructed. Conclusion: The Claims in Summary. Michael Tomasello and Philip Pettit: An Exchange Michael Tomasello & Philip Pettit. Commentary on Philip Pettit's The Birth of Ethics Michael Tomasello. Reply to Michael Tomasello's Commentary Philip Pettit . References. Index
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on1035815376
Dimensions
22 cm
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vi, 387 pages
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9780190904913
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1035815376

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