The Structure of a Moral Code

Navajo Ethics

By John Ladd

The Structure of a Moral Code

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  • ISBN: 9781592445073
  • Pages: 500
  • Publication Date: 1/28/2004
  • Retail Price: $47.00
Web Price: $37.60
Web Price: $37.60

The Structure of a Moral Code

Navajo Ethics

By John Ladd

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592445073
  • Pages: 500
  • Publication Date: 1/28/2004
  • Retail Price: $47.00
Web Price: $37.60

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Mr. Ladd here presents a philosophical analysis of the nature and structure of a moral code. He exemplifies his general theory by providing the first systematic description of Navajo ethics, based on raw material gathered by intensive anthropological field work among the Navajo. The complete transcript of his field notes is contained in the Appendix to this book. Mr. Ladd shows how the codes of other societies can be described with scientific rigor and objectivity. Drawing upon recent developments in analytical ethics that emphasize the uses of discourse and the logic of imperatives, he develops a general theory of moral codes which holds considerable significance for moral philosophers and which presents for anthropologists a methodology for their investigations into the ethical systems of non-literate cultures.

Contributors-

John Ladd

Bio(s)-

Dr. John Ladd is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Brown University. Dr. Ladd's research interests include philosophy of law, medical ethics, Kant's ethics, computer ethics, and philosophical issues relating to race and ethnicity.

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