Moral Thinking is critical of mainstream academic ethics for being pretty nearly stuck on Kant and Mill, for neglecting nonviolence (Gandhi and King), for nearly neglecting the women's movement (it is not yet central to most ethics texts and courses), for largely neglecting the anti-racism movement (also marginal in academic ethics), and for almost totally neglecting the anti-imperialism movement. Moral Vision suggests an integrated approach that includes these often-neglected elements and also recognizes aesthetic and experiential dimensions of ethical reflection. This book will be of interest to anyone wondering what philosophy may contribute to our contemporary struggle with conflicting values and value collisions, personal as well as cultural.
Duane L. Cady is professor of philosophy at Hamline University in Minnesota.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Ethics and Rationality Chapter 3 Moral Frameworks Chapter 4 Experience in Context Chapter 5 Aesthetic Aspects of Ethical Thought Chapter 6 Morals and Metaphors Chapter 7 Ethics and Pluralism Chapter 8 Moral Thinking Chapter 9 Afterword: Diversity, Relativism, and Nonviolence