Philippa Foot's Moral Thought (BOK)

John Hacker Wright

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Philippa Foot (1920-2010) is widely regarded as one of the most important Anglophone moral philosophers of the 20th century. She pioneered a distinctive approach to philosophical treatment of ethics using the tools of analytic philosophy. She defended the objectivity of moral judgment and took controversial positions on abortion and euthanasia. She was also a leading figure behind the revival of Aristotelian virtue ethics in contemporary philosophy. This book represents the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to Foot's work. It offers a complete chronological and thematic overview, emphasising the role Foot played in the development of contemporary virtue ethics. It situates her thought in the context of the historical development of analytic moral philosophy and discusses the various objections to her views. Foot's writings take the form of essays that take up small problems within moral philosophy. Yet John Hacker-Wright argues that there is nevertheless a coherent, systematic moral perspective throughout Foot's work that she does not make fully explicit. This is the ideal introduction for students seeking a synthetic grasp of Foot's moral vision.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter John Hacker Wright
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781441191847
Antall sider 184 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,6cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 259 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd