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Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Margaret Urban Walker


This book defends an expressive-collaborative model of morality that challenges common assumptions in philosophical ethics. Morality is best revealed in practices of responsibility that express shared understandings about who we are, what we value, and to whom we are accountable for what we do. Morality is collaborative as we reproduce or shift our moral understandings together in many daily interactions of social life. For this reason, moral practices cannot be separated from other social practices, nor moral identities from social roles and institutions in particular ways of life; morality i ... More

Keywords: feminist ethics, gender, identities, morality, moral epistemology, moral theory, practices of responsibility, social differences, social privilege, transparency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195315394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Urban Walker, author
Fordham University
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