Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics

2014.11.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Chappell, Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2014, 339pp., $74.00
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2014.11.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Chappell, Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2014, 339pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684854. Reviewed by Hallvard Lillehammer, Birkbeck, University of London In this book, Timothy Chappell continues the critical project he developed in Ethics and Experience (2009) where he argued that no conventional systematic moral theory could count as a convincing ethical outlook. His new book, largely based on a series of previously published papers, goes beyond his earlier one to further articulate what a convincing ethical outlook would look like. Chappell's preferred method is exemplification, in particular exemplification of his own ethical outlook. He proceeds in a piecemeal fashion, making contributions to a variety of philosophical debates, including the theory of reasons, demandingness and impartiality, contemporary moral epistemology, and the. . .

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