Herman draws on Kant to address both timeless issues in ethical theory and those arising from current moral questions, such as affirmative action and the costs of reparative justice. Challenging orthodoxies, he offers a view of moral competency as a complex achievement, governed by rational norms and dependent on supportive social conditions.

Moral Literacy 2008, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674030527

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Moral Literacy 2007, Harvard University Press

ISBN-13: 9780674024670