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Brewer, Talbot
The retrieval of ethics / Talbot Brewer
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BJ1012 .B675 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ethics
Physical Description vi, 344 p. ; 25 cm
Note Many ideas presented at graduate seminars, audiences at various universities and colleges, and various conferences
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-337) and index
Contents Contesting the world-making prejudice -- Fragmented activities, fragmented lives -- Fluency in practical thinking -- Savoring time : pleasure and unreserved activity -- The primacy of good -- Against modern dualism about the good -- Virtues and other selves -- The virtues in theory and practice
Note Talbot Brewer offers a new approach to ethical theory, founded on a far-reaching reconsideration of the nature and sources of human agency. He argues that ethical reflection is itself an important life activity, and philosophical ethics is an extension of this practical activity rather than just a theoretical reflection upon it

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