Arguing that the prevalence of evil presents a fundamental problem for our secular sensibility, John Kekes develops a conception of character-morality as a response. He shows that the main sources of evil are habitual, unchosen actions produced by our character defects and that we can increase our control over the evil we cause by cultivating a reflective temper.
|Publication date:||15th February 1993|
|Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
|Categories:||Ethics & moral philosophy, Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology,|
John Kekes is Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the State University of New York, Albany. He is the author of many books, including Moral Tradition and Individuality (Princeton).More About John Kekes