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Discourse and Knowledge

Defence of a Collectivist Ethics

By Janna Thompson

Routledge – 1998 – 176 pages

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Description

Ethical disagreement is a fact of social life. We disagree about issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the meaning of justice and the treatment of animals, and our debates often fail to reach a consensus. Some philosophers think that this means there is no objective knowledge about morality. Discourse and Knowledge takes a radically different approach to the defence of ethical rationality. It claims that there is a correct solution to ethical controversies, but that ethical decisions have to be made collectively.

Written specifically for those studying or teaching ethics or moral theory,Discourse and Knowledge will also be ideal for those on courses on social theory, ethics or feminist philosophy.

Reviews

'An extremely able and well-written book, which I hope and expect will be widely discussed.' - Heythrop Journal

Author Bio

Janna Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at La Trobe University, She is the author ofJustice and World Order :A Philosophical Inquiry,also published by Routledge.

Related Subjects

  1. Moral Theory

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Description: By Janna Thompson. Ethical disagreement is a fact of social life. We disagree about issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the meaning of justice and the treatment of animals, and our debates often fail to reach a consensus. Some philosophers think that this means there is...
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