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Why We Need Moral Theories

Robert B. Louden

in Morality and Moral Theory: A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072921
eISBN:
9780199852925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072921.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that there are five indispensable human needs that only moral theories can satisfy adequately: explanation, conceptual exploration, criticism, imagination, and human curiosity. ... More


Afterword

John W. Fitzpatrick

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book concludes with an afterword that reiterates the important role of citizen science in fostering individual inquiry. It describes citizen science as an extraordinary new stage in ... More


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