Academic Dialogue on Applied Ethics


The Meta-Ethics of Applied Ethics: Background


The following are key figures whose ideas will be discussed at this forum. This background section provides an overview of their perspectives and suggestions for further conversations.

Jurgen Habermas Works discussed include essays in Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action and Justification and Application.  See also The Discourse Ethics of Jürgen Habermas, an opening summary and series of critical questions raised by invited participant Dr. Antje Gimmler.
Hilary Putnam Works discussed include essays from Realism with a Human Face and Renewing Philosophy. Attached to Putnam's discussion is an APA Presidental Address by Stewart Hampshire, "Justice as Strife."
John Rawls Works discussed include A Theory of Justice, Political Liberalism and excerpts from Thomas McCarthy's 1994 essay on Habermas and Rawls.
Richard Rorty Works discussed include Contingency, Irony, Solidarity and an essay entitled "Habermas and Lyotard on Postmodernity."

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Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon and Charles Ess, Drury College