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Published: 02 December 2020

400 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197567449

Bookseller Code (06)

The Birth of Ethics

Reconstructing the Role and Nature of Morality

Philip Pettit

The Berkeley Tanner Lectures

  • Develops a picture of the nature and role of ethics on a novel basis, seeking to explain how moral concepts and practices might have emerged
  • Illuminates philosophical arguments about the metaphysics, epistemology, psychology, and semantics of morality
  • Includes an engaging exhange between author, Pettit, and fellow philosopher, Tomasello, on the role of language in the development of cooperative norms and the nature of ethics

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