Stuart Newton Hampshire, Innocenza e esperienza. Un'etica del conflitto [Book Review]

Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 88 (1):174-175 (1996)
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Hampshire addresses the problem of pluralism, i.e. conflicts, characteristic of modern societies, which arise from the presence of conflicting moral interests and duties. The solution is a procedural notion of justice, seen as the precondition for respect for the different positive conceptions of the good. A salient feature of the book is the combination of a form of a 'weak' Aristotelianism, similar to that of Bernard Williams and far away from that of MacIntyre, with the theme of the relationship between universalism and particularism. Another is the idea that deliberation is the primary procedure in ethics. This theme was the centre of American ethical and political thought since the confrontation between Rawls and his communitarian critics.

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Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi
University of Málaga


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