Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World

2016.02.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patricia Marino, Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015, 201pp., $27.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.02.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patricia Marino, Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015, 201pp., $27.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780773546158 Reviewed by Elizabeth Foreman, Missouri State University Patricia Marino argues that moral coherence does not require the elimination of moral conflict, and that it does not require the systematization of principles that is called for in rich coherence models of justification. According to the central argument of the book, the case for rich coherence rests on the assumption that values are not plural; it is only if we assume that we do not value pluralistically that the systematization and unification of principles seems rationally required. Though there are many nested, intricate, and detailed arguments in this book, one of its main aims is to show that a rich coherence model is inappropriate if we value pluralistically. According to Marino, there is reason to think that. . .

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