Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community

Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community

by Michael Boylan
     
 

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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. In this ground-breaking book, Gewirth's neo-Kantianism, and the communitarian problems discussed, form a dialogue on the foundation of moral theory. Themes of agent-centered constraints, the formal structure of

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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. In this ground-breaking book, Gewirth's neo-Kantianism, and the communitarian problems discussed, form a dialogue on the foundation of moral theory. Themes of agent-centered constraints, the formal structure of theories, and the relationship between freedom and duty are examined along with such new perspectives as feminism, the Stoics, and Sartre. Gewirth offers a picture of the philosopher's theory and its applications, providing a richer, more complete critical assessement than any which has occurred to date.

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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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847692590
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series, #70
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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