Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others

2016.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cheshire Calhoun, Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others, Oxford University
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2016.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cheshire Calhoun, Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others, Oxford University Press, 2016, 259pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199328796. Reviewed by Kathryn J. Norlock, Trent University This collection of previously published essays by Cheshire Calhoun, with an original introduction, supplies an absorbing assemblage of some well-known and some lesser-known essays that hang together remarkably well. The overall effect is that of a robust and provocative approach to ethical theory, in a form that will appeal to readers of nonideal theory and readers of feminist ethical work such as that of Margaret Urban Walker (whom Calhoun cites as an influence). It is a study in meta-philosophy as well as morality, consistently recalling our attention to how ethical theorists justify our methods. The meta-philosophical strengths of the whole move me to recommend it to anyone. . .

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