Being True to the World: Moral Realism and Practical Wisdom (American University Studies)

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This book begins with a critique of moral relativism and proceeds to develop a realist account of practical wisdom. The central claims are that there are objective moral facts and that knowledge of these facts can be action-guiding. The justification for these claims involves explaining the role of imagination in moral judgment and action and also showing how a realist approach to morality enables us to better account for immorality, revealing it to involve ignorance, error or falsification. The book concludes with an analysis of how the character of social relations is crucial to the formation of self-conceptions and the development of moral knowledge and moral imagination.

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Jonathan Jacobs is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University.

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«Con questo libro e con quello che lo ha preceduto ('Virtue and Self-Knowledge'. Englewood Cliffs/New Jersey, Prentice Hall 1989), il giovane autore entra nell'impresa filosofica della ricerca morale rilevando una tradizione di pensiero che, eclissata nei secoli della modernità, solo da alcuni decenni riscuote l'attenzione di un crescente numero di filosofi... I due libri di J.A. Jacobs sono ciascuno di modesta dimensione, ma, poiché il secondo è in continuità col primo, insieme costituiscono una originale e consistente ripresa di quella tradizione.» (Giuseppe Abbà, Salesianum)

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