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  • Title: Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics
  • Author: Annette C. Baier
  • ISBN: 9780674587168
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback

  • David Hume s essay Of Moral Prejudices offers a spirited defense of all the most endearing sentiments of the hearts, all the most useful biases and instincts, which can govern a human creature, against the onslaught of philosophers who would, on the pretext of reforming prejudices and errors, endeavor after perfection Following Hume s example, Annette Baier delivers anDavid Hume s essay Of Moral Prejudices offers a spirited defense of all the most endearing sentiments of the hearts, all the most useful biases and instincts, which can govern a human creature, against the onslaught of philosophers who would, on the pretext of reforming prejudices and errors, endeavor after perfection Following Hume s example, Annette Baier delivers an appeal for our fundamental moral notions to be governed not by rules and codes but by trust a moral prejudice Along the way, she gives us the best feminist philosophy there is In this enterprise, Baier takes her inspiration from Hume, whom she calls the woman s moral philosopher because he held that corrected sometimes rule corrected sympathy, not law discerning reason, is the fundamental moral capacity, a quality normally associated with the feminine rather than with the masculine Male moral philosophers have consistently avoided the whole question of love, for example Baier entreats us to reject both the Platonic idea that we have a true self and the Kantian idea that it is rational to be moral, a notion that makes obligation central to ethics Baier s topics range from violence to love, from cruelty to justice, and are linked by a preoccupation with vulnerability and inequality of vulnerability, with trust and distrust of equals, with cooperation and isolation Throughout, she is concerned with the theme of women s roles In this provocative exploration of the implications of trusting to trust rather than proscription, Baier interweaves anecdote and autobiography with readings of Hume and Kant to produce an entertaining, challenging, and highly readable book.
    Annette C. Baier
    Annette C Baier, a well known moral philosopher and Hume scholar, focused in particular on Hume s moral psychology She is well known also for her contributions to feminist philosophy and to the philosophy of mind, where she was strongly influenced by her former colleague, Wilfrid Sellars Her husband was the philosopher Kurt Baier For most of her career she taught in the philosophy department at the University of Pittsburgh, having moved there from Carnegie Mellon University She retired to her native Dunedin, New Zealand, where she graduated from the University of Otago.She is a former President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, an office reserved for the elite of her profession Baier received an honorary Doctor of Literature from the University of Otago in 1999.


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