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The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility

Owen Flanagan


We live increasingly in multicultural, multiethnic, cosmopolitan worlds. Depending on one’s perspective, these worlds are grand experiments in tolerant living in which prejudices break down, or they are fractured, wary, tense ethnic and religious cohousing projects, or they are melting pots where differences are thinned out and homogenized over time. The Geography of Morals argues that cross-cultural philosophy provides much needed resources for self and social improvement for those of us who live in WEIRD—Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic—precincts. The Geography of Morals explo ... More

Keywords: anthropology, comparative philosophy, cross-cultural philosophy, economic game theory, geography, normative ethics, psychology, self-cultivation, WEIRD people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190212155
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen Flanagan, author
James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Co-director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy, Duke University