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Morality, Self Knowledge and Human Suffering

An Essay on The Loss of Confidence in the World

By Josep Corbí

Routledge – 2012 – 254 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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    978-0-415-89069-4
    April 25th 2012

Description

In this wholly original study, Josep Corbi asks how one should relate to a certain kind of human suffering, namely, the harm that people cause one another. Relying upon real life examples of human suffering--including torture, genocide, and warfare--as opposed to thought experiments, Corbi proposes a novel approach to self-knowledge that runs counter to standard Kantian approaches to morality.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Thought Experiments, Justice, and Character 3. The Loss of Confidence in the World 4. The Real and the Imaginary in the Soldier's Experience 5. The Reality of Moral Features 6. Moral Principles and the Divided Conception of the Self 7 Self-Knowledge in the Light of a Dance 8. Conclusion: Toward Expressive Awareness

Author Bio

Josep E. Corbí is a full professor at the University of Valencia. He has published Minds, Causes, and Mechanisms. A Case Against Mechanisms (with Josep L. Prades; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000) and Un lugar para la moral (Madrid: Antonio Machado, 2003), as well as a number of papers in philosophy of mind, meta-ethics and epistemology.

Name: Morality, Self Knowledge and Human Suffering: An Essay on The Loss of Confidence in the World (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Josep Corbí. In this wholly original study, Josep Corbi asks how one should relate to a certain kind of human suffering, namely, the harm that people cause one another. Relying upon real life examples of human suffering--including torture, genocide, and warfare--as...
Categories: Moral Theory, Ethics Philosophy, Phenomenology