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作者 O'Neill, Onora, 1941- author
書名 From principles to practice : normativity and judgement in ethics and politics / Onora O'Neill
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781107534353 (pbk)
9781107113756 (hbk)
1107534356 (pbk)
110711375X (hbk)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  199.7 O58-3    在架上    30580003421844
 人文社會聯圖  BJ1031 .O535 2018    在架上    30660020206376
說明 vii, 226 pages ; 23 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Practical principles and relevant descriptions -- Modern moral philosophy and the problem of relevant descriptions -- Two cultures fifty years on -- Scientific inquiry and normative reasoning -- Abstract principles and practical judgement -- Abstraction, idealisation and ideology -- Normativity and practical judgement -- Instituting principles: between duty and action -- Experts, practitioners, and practical judgement -- Kant on indeterminacy, judgement, and interpretation -- Means, ends, and demands -- Reason and the resolution of disputes -- Consequences for non-consequentialists -- Demandingness and rules -- Applied ethics and practical judgement -- Applied ethics: naturalism, normativity, and public policy -- Practical principles and practical judgement in bioethics -- Enactable and enforceable: Kant's criteria for right and virtue
Knowledge aims to fit the world, and action to change it. In this collection of essays, Onora O'Neill explores the relationship between these concepts and shows that principles are not enough for ethical thought or action: we also need to understand how practical judgement identifies ways of enacting them and of changing the way things are. Both ethical and technical judgement are supported, she contends, by bringing to bear multiple considerations, ranging from ethical principles to real-world constraints, and while we will never find practical algorithms - let alone ethical algorithms - that resolve moral and political issues, good practical judgement can bring abstract principles to bear in situations that call for action. Her essays thus challenge claims that all inquiry must use either the empirical methods of scientific inquiry or the interpretive methods of the humanities. They will appeal to a range of readers in moral and political philosophy
主題 Ethics
Normativity (Ethics)
Judgment (Ethics)
Practical reason
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