Aristotle's Moral Realism Reconsidered : Phenomenological Ethics Hardback
This book elaborates a moral realism of phenomenological inspiration by introducing the idea that moral experience, primordially, constitutes a perceptual grasp of actions and of their solid traces in the world.
The main thesis is that, before any reference to values or to criteria about good and evil-that is, before any reference to specific ethical outlooks-one should explain the very materiality of what necessarily constitutes the `moral world'.
These claims are substantiated by means of a text- centered interpretation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics in dialogue with contemporary moral realism.
The book concludes with a critique of Heidegger's, Gadamer's and Arendt's approaches to Aristotle's ethics.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 202 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/06/2011
- Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
- ISBN: 9780415896740