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Creative morality

Responsibility Don MacNiven
Material Type Book
Publisher London ; New York : Routledge
Year 1993
Language English
Size viii, 238 p. ; 22 cm
Abstract Creative Morality is a philosophical study of moral dilemmas. Western moral thought has relied on two basic ethical perspectives - Utilitarianism and Kantianism - to resolve dilemmas. MacNiven argues...that no real progress can be made with modern moral problems unless these tradtions are coherently synthesised. The book deals with diverse topics such as academic honesty, medical confidentiality, terrorism and euthanasia and the hypothetical dilemmas used are based on real life situations so that theory might be tested against reality. Yet the solutions are not definitive because, as MacNiven demonstrates, creativity is an intrinsic characteristic of moral thought.
Creative Morality is a philosophical study of moral dilemmas. Western moral thought has relied on two basic ethical perspectives - Utilitarianism and Kantianism - to resolve dilemmas. MacNiven argues that no real progress can be made with modern moral problems unless these tradtions are coherently synthesised. The book deals with diverse topics such as academic honesty, medical confidentiality, terrorism and euthanasia and the hypothetical dilemmas used are based on real life situations so that theory might be tested against reality. Yet the solutions are not definitive because, as MacNiven demonstrates, creativity is an intrinsic characteristic of moral thought.
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Central Library 4C_1‐135 068152193019140 Z 10/M/17 1993

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *MacNiven, Don
Subjects LCSH:Ethics
Classification NDC9:150
NDC8:150
LCC:BJ1012
DC20:171
ID 1000059869
ISBN 0415000297
NCID BA21183751
Vol : hbk ; ISBN:0415000297
: pbk ; ISBN:0415000300
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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