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The Resource Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry : a defense of ethics as clarification, J. Jeremy Wisnewski

Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry : a defense of ethics as clarification, J. Jeremy Wisnewski

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Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry : a defense of ethics as clarification
Title
Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry
Title remainder
a defense of ethics as clarification
Statement of responsibility
J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While commentators have sometimes taken up the question of Wittgenstein's view of ethics, none has offered a sustained treatment of what positive contributions Wittgenstein has yet to offer contemporary ethics. In this important new book, Jeremy Wisnewski argues that Wittgenstein, though himself often silent on particular ethical matters, gives us immense resources for understanding the aims appropriate to any philosophical ethics. Using Wittgenstein as a point of departure, Wisnewski re-examines some of the landmarks in the history of moral philosophy in order to cast contemporary ethical philosophy in a new light. Of particular interest is the unique approach to Kant's moral philosophy afforded by seeing him through Wittgensteinian eyes: Wisnewski gives distinct and intriguing analyses of the categorical imperative, arguing that our obsession with a certain brand of ethical theory has led us to misread this most famous contribution to moral philosophy. By seeing the doctrines of historical ethical philosophers anew (particularly those of Kant and Mill), Wisnewski shows a new way of engaging in ethical theory - one that is Wittgensteinian through and through. Rather than assuming that ethical inquiry yields knowledge about what we must do, and what rules we must follow, we should regard ethics (including our historical ethical theories) as clarifying what is involved in the complicated 'form of life' that is ours
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wisnewski, Jeremy
Index
index present
LC call number
B3376.W564
LC item number
W52 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Ethics
Label
Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry : a defense of ethics as clarification, J. Jeremy Wisnewski
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [142]-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • critique of social practice : Marcuse's misunderstanding of Wittgenstein
  • Clarificatory ethics
  • The
  • most important nonsense : Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry
  • A
  • Wittgensteinian rethinking of Kant's categorical imperative
  • A
  • Wittgensteinian rethinking of Mill's utilitarianism
  • Unlikely companions : Wittgenstein and the ethicists
  • The
Control code
74648999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 150 pages
Isbn
9780826487742
Lccn
2006034431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)74648999
Label
Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry : a defense of ethics as clarification, J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [142]-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • critique of social practice : Marcuse's misunderstanding of Wittgenstein
  • Clarificatory ethics
  • The
  • most important nonsense : Wittgenstein and ethical inquiry
  • A
  • Wittgensteinian rethinking of Kant's categorical imperative
  • A
  • Wittgensteinian rethinking of Mill's utilitarianism
  • Unlikely companions : Wittgenstein and the ethicists
  • The
Control code
74648999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 150 pages
Isbn
9780826487742
Lccn
2006034431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)74648999

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