Algebra of Conscience: A Comparative Analysis of Western and Soviet Ethical Systems

Algebra of Conscience: A Comparative Analysis of Western and Soviet Ethical Systems

by V.A. Lefebvre

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ISBN-13: 9789401090537
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Series: Theory and Decision Library , #26
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 943,748
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

I. Moral Cognition.- II. Ethical Systems and Boolean Algebra.- III. Boolean Algebra, Exponent, Logarithm.- IV. Individuals, Reflection, and Interaction.- V. Automata with Semantics and Ethical Status.- VI. A Formal Representation of Doubts and Feelings.- VII. A Formal Comparison of Ethical Systems: Feeling Guilty, Condemnation, Doubt.- VIII. A Formal Comparison of Ethical Systems: Doubts and Ethical Status.- IX. Ethical Analysis of Artistic and Propagandistic Literature.- X. Experimental Analysis of Normative Individuals.- XI. The Principle of Maximization of the Ethical Status of One’s Image of Oneself.- XII. Feelings and Sacrifices.- XIII. Formal Connections Between Modules of Inner Structures and Individuals.- XIV. Interaction. Activity and Its Measure.- XV. Ethical Typology in the Novel Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.- XVI. Ideology, Morality, and Political Organization.- XVII. Generalization. Proof of Existence of Ethically Nonmeasurable Situations.- Conclusion. The Problem of Substantiating the Initial Axioms.- Epilogue.- Appendix 1. Construction of Judgments about the Correctness of Images and Judgments.- Appendix 2. Ethical Systems and Multivalued Logics.- Appendix 3. Self-generation of Environments.- Appendix 4. A Method of Calculating Mean Ethical Statuses.- Appendix 5. Types of Adequacy of Reflexion.- Appendix 6. Schemes of Empirical Procedures.- Appendix 7 Tables.- Appendix 8. Problems of Substantiating the Initial Axioms in an Arbitrary Environment.- Appendix 9. Another Method of Representing Individuals.- Appendix 10. The Principle of Complementarity and the Phenomenon of Interference in the Algebraic Model of Ethical Cognition.- References.

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