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Moral imagination : implications of cognitive science for ethics

Responsibility Mark Johnson
Material Type Book
Publisher Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Year 1997
Language English
Size xiv, 287 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract Using path-breaking discoveries of cognitive science, Mark Johnson argues that humans are fundamentally imaginative moral animals, challenging the view that morality is simply a system of universal dictated by reason. According to the Western moral tradition, we make ethical decisions by applying universal laws to concrete situations. But Johnson shows how research in cognitive science undermines this view and reveals that imagination has an essential role in ethical deliberation. Expanding his innovative studies of human reason in "Metaphors We Live By" and "The Body in the Mind, " Johnson provides the tools for more practical, realistic, and constructive moral reflection. show more


: pbk Central Library 2A 058212007016383 150/J 64 1997

Bibliographic details

Notes "Published 1993. Paperback edition 1997"--Verso of t.p.
Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Johnson, Mark, 1949-
Subjects LCSH:Ethics
LCSH:Imagination -- Moral and ethical aspects  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:BJ1031
ID 1001364473
ISBN 0226401693
NCID BA4300241X
Vol : pbk ; ISBN:0226401693
Created Date 2009.09.18
Modified Date 2009.09.18

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