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Totle's moral theory Elaborating upon and clarifying James's differences from these dominant moral theories will be a crucial feature of this collection of essays This collection however is not intended to be wholly negative that is only describing to readers what James's moral theory is not More importantly we seek to articulate the positive features of James's ethics and moral reasoning what does it mean to an ethical life and how should we theorize about morali.

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William James Moral Philosophy and the Ethical Life

Lt position fails to address and explain James's multiple criticisms of John Stuart Mill's formulaic approach to uestions concerning the moral life Upon a close reading of James's writings we can catalogue the ways in which James wants to avoid the following a the hierarchies of Christian natural law theory b the moral calculus of Mill's utilitarianism c the absolutism and principle ism of Immanuel Kant's deontology and d the staticity of the virtues found in Aris.

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Virtue theory natural law deontology utilitarianism existentialism these are the basic moral theories taught in Ethics History of Philosophy and Introduction to Philosophy courses throughout the United States When the American philosopher William James 1842 1910 find his way into these conversations there is uncertainty about where his thinking fits Utilitarianism has become the default position for teaching James's pragmatism and radical empiricism but this defau.

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