Das moralphilosophische Experiment 978-3-16-150530-0 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Herwig Grimm

Das moralphilosophische Experiment

John Deweys Methode empirischer Untersuchungen als Modell der problem- und anwendungsorientierten Tierethik

[Experimental Ethics. John Dewey's Methodology of Empirical Inquiry as a Model for Practice-Oriented Animal Ethics.]

2010. XIII, 300 pages.
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Published in German.
One of John Dewey's guiding ideas was to reconstruct philosophy in order to solve practical problems. Against this background, Dewey's work Logic: The Theory of Inquiry was translated into a melioristic methodology for practice-oriented animal ethics. The resulting approach supports the transformation of abstract ethical principles into practical contexts without losing sight of responsible actors' limitations and theoretical foundations.
One of John Dewey's guiding ideas was to reconstruct philosophy in order to solve practical problems. He considered the methodology of empirical science the most promising approach to guide this reconstruction. Despite the fact that Dewey favored the pattern of empirical inquiry as an appropriate theory in the humanities and especially in ethics, he did not develop a corresponding methodology for ethical problem solving. Against this background, Dewey's work Logic: The Theory of Inquiry was translated into a melioristic methodology for practice-oriented animal ethics. The resulting approach supports the transformation of abstract ethical principles into practical contexts without losing sight of responsible actors' limitations and theoretical foundations.
Authors/Editors

Herwig Grimm Geboren 1978; Studium der Philosophie in Salzburg, Zürich und München; 2010 Promotion; seit 2004 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut TTN (Technik – Theologie – Naturwissenschaften) an der LMU München.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 30. November 2011, S. 32 (Michael Pawlik)
In: Zeitschr.f.Philosoph.Forschung — 66 (2012), S. 475–479 (Norbert Paulo)
In: Das Dosierte Leben — August 2013
In: Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift — 65 (2014), S. 79–80 (Jochen Ostheimer)