Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community [NOOK Book]

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As one of the most important ethicists to emerge since the Second World War, Alan Gewirth continues to influence philosophical debates concerning morality. This book provides a picture of Gewirth's theory and its applications, including such new perspectives as feminism, the Stoics, and Sartre.
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Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community

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Overview

As one of the most important ethicists to emerge since the Second World War, Alan Gewirth continues to influence philosophical debates concerning morality. This book provides a picture of Gewirth's theory and its applications, including such new perspectives as feminism, the Stoics, and Sartre.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Contains essays from a November 1997 conference, held in Arlington, VA, to honor and explore vital issues in the moral philosophy of Alan Gewirth. There are sections on the normative structure of action, Gewirth and Kantianism, and community, rationality, and rights. Essays incorporate comments on other contributors' ideas. In a final essay, Gewirth replies to his colleagues. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Ethics
The collection as a whole will definetely aid all those who seek a clearer understanding of Gewirth's moral philosophy and the fundamental issues with which he is concerned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742581630
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/23/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Boylan is professor of philosophy at Marymount University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 I. The Normative Structure of Action
Chapter 4 1 The Normative Import of Action
Chapter 5 2 Gewirth and Held on Action and Methodology: A Response to Virginia Held's The Normative Import of Action
Chapter 6 3 Anticipating Gewirth: A Critical Disagreement
Chapter 7 4 Values and Ends: Comments on Michael Slote's Anticipating Gewirth
Chapter 8 5 Gewirth on Necessary Goods: What Is the Agent Committed to Valuing?
Chapter 9 6 Liberal Agency is Open for Business: A Response to Donald Regan's Gewirth on Necessary Goods: What Is the Agent Committed to Valuing?
Chapter 10 II. Gewirth and Kantianism
Chapter 11 7 Choosing an Ethical Theory
Chapter 12 8 Confronting Moral Theories: Gewirth in Context
Chapter 13 9 Gewirth and Kant on Justifying the Supreme Principle of Morality
Chapter 14 10 A Commentary on Deryck Beyleveld's Gewirth and Kant on Justifying the Supreme Principle of Morality
Chapter 15 11 Gewirth's Kantian Consequentialism
Chapter 16 12 The Problem with Simply Promoting Agency: Comment on Cummiskey
Chapter 17 III. Community, Rationality, and Rights
Chapter 18 13 Community, Mutuality, and Rights
Chapter 19 14 The Existence and Universality of Gewirthian Moral Rights: Comment on Beth J. Singer's Community, Mutuality, and Rights
Chapter 20 15 Building on Gewirth: A Defense of Morality
Chapter 21 16 Gewirth, Sterba, and the Justification of Morality
Chapter 22 IV. Comments by Gewirth
Chapter 23 17 Replies to My Colleagues
Chapter 24 Bibliography
Chapter 25 About the Contributors
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