Practice of Value / Edition 1

Practice of Value / Edition 1

by Joseph Raz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199278466

ISBN-13: 9780199278466

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Practice of Value explores the nature of value and its relation to the social and historical conditions under which human agents live. At the core of the book are the Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley in 2001 by Joseph Raz, who has been one of the leading figures in moral and legal philosophy since the 1970s. Raz argues that values depend importantly on social…  See more details below

Overview

The Practice of Value explores the nature of value and its relation to the social and historical conditions under which human agents live. At the core of the book are the Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley in 2001 by Joseph Raz, who has been one of the leading figures in moral and legal philosophy since the 1970s. Raz argues that values depend importantly on social practices, but that we can make sense of this dependence without falling back on cultural relativism. In response, three eminent philosophers, Christine Korsgaard, Robert Pippin, and Bernard Williams, offer their own distinctive reflections on the connections between value and practice. The book begins with an introduction by Jay Wallace, setting the scene for what follows, and ends with a response from Raz to his commentators. The result is a fascinating debate, accessible to readers throughout and beyond philosophy, about the relations between human values and human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199278466
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Berkeley Tanner Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The thesis : social dependence without relativism15
Implications : the implications of value pluralism37
Implications : change and understanding47
The dependence of value on humanity63
The conditions of value86
Relativism, History, and the exitence of values106
More on explaining value : replies and comparisons121

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