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Impossible Dreams

Rationality, Integrity And Moral Imagination, 1st Edition

By Susan Babbitt


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Conventional wisdom and commonsense morality tend to take the integrity of persons for granted. But for people in systematically unjust societies, self-respect and human dignity may prove to be impossible dreams.Susan Babbitt explores the implications of this insight, arguing that in the face of systemic injustice, individual and social rationality

Table of Contents

Introduction; Myths, Fantasies, and Realism: The Story of Sethe; Transformation Experiences and Rational Deliberation; Objective Interests, Nonpropositional Knowledge, and Conversion Experiences; Leading Life from the Inside: Individuals, Minority Rights, and Some Problems About Indeterminacy; Personal Integrity, Politics, and Moral Imagination; Feminists and Nature: A Defense of Essentialism; Reason and the Erotic: The Moral Significance of Personal Relations and Commitments; Philosophy and Literature: Recalling the Archangel; Epilogue

About the Author

Susan E. Babbitt is assistant professor of philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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