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A Multidisciplinary Approach
Reihe: Development in Humanities
Bd. 6, 2013, 168 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90375-4
Facing otherness in everyday interpersonal relations, making decisions within demanding contexts, living with the plenitude of values - all of these experiences permanently challenge one's moral cognition. Neither a single moral agent nor ethics itself can pretend omniscience when dealing with complex real-world situations. The author presents her own research findings to account for the experimental nature of ethics. She questions a popular conviction that declaring values and following norms is a sufficient condition to be moral. She applies Georg Lind's dual-aspect theory of morality to all sorts of spectacular contexts.
Ewa Nowak is Professor of Ethics in the Institute of Philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.