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Balance and Refinement
Beyond Coherence Methods of Moral Inquiry





ISBN 9780415522069
Published July 9, 2013 by Routledge
260 Pages

 
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We all have moral beliefs. But what if one beleif conflicts with another?
DePaul argues that we have to make our beliefs cohere, but that the current coherence methods are seriously flawed. It is not just the arguments that need to be considered in moral enquiry. DePaul asserts that the ability to make sensitive moral judgements is vital to any philosophical inquiry into morality. The inquirer must consider how her life experiences and experiences with literature, film and theatre have influenced her capacity for making moral judgments and attempt to ensure that this capacity is neither naive nor corrupted.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Strategy  1. The Method of Reflective Equilibrium and the No Contact With Reality Objection  2. A Strategy for Defending a Method of Moral Inquiry  Part 2:  Rationality  3. The Case for the Rationality of Radical Reflective Equilibrium  4. Naïveté, Corruption, and the Method of Balance and Refinement  Part 3: Warrant  5. A Perceptual Model For the Warrant of Moral Beliefs.  Notes  Bibliography.  Index

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