Gewirth's Ethical Rationalism: Critical Essays with a Reply by Alan Gewirth available in Hardcover
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- University of Chicago Press
Alan Gewirth's Reason and Morality directed philosophical attention to the possibility of presenting a rational and rigorous demonstration of fundamental moral principles. Now, these previously unpublished essays from some of the most distinguished philosophers of our generation subject Gewirth's program to thorough evaluation and assessment. In a tour de force of philosophical analysis, Professor Gewirth provides detailed replies to all of his critics—a major, genuinely clarifying essay of intrinsic philosophical interest.
About the Author
Edward Regis Jr. is associate professor of philosophy at Howard University.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Edward Regis Jr.
1. The Subjective Normative Structure of Agency
E. M. Adams
2. Gewirth's Ethical Monism
Marcus G. Singer
3. The Roots of Moral Reason
4. Do Agents Have to be Moralists?
R. M. Hare
5. Against Ethical Rationalism
6. Rights and Conflicts
D. D. Raphael
7. Negative and Positive Rights in Gewirth's Reason and Morality
8. The "Is-Ought' Problem Resolved?
W. D. Hudson
9. Public Pursuit and Private Escape: The Persistence of Egoism
10. Deontologism, Negative Causation, and the Duty to Rescue
11. Gewirth and the Supportive State
Douglas J. Den Uyl and Tibor R. Machan
12. Are Marginal Agents 'Our Recipients'?
James F. Hill
13. Replies to My Critics
Published Writings by Alan Gewirth