Facts, Values, and Norms
Essays Toward a Morality of Consequence
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Facts, Values, and Norms by Peter Railton
Book DescriptionIn our everyday lives we struggle with the notions of why we do what we do and the need to assign values to our actions. Somehow, it seems possible through experience and life to gain knowledge and understanding of such matters. Yet once we start delving deeper into the concepts that underwrite these domains of thought and actions, we face a philosophical disappointment. In contrast to the world of facts, values and morality seem insecure, uncomfortably situated, easily influenced by illusion or ideology. How can we apply this same objectivity and accuracy to the spheres of value and morality? In the essays included in this collection, Peter Railton shows how a fairly sober, naturalistically informed view of the world might nonetheless incorporate objective values and moral knowledge. This book will be of interest to professionals and students working in philosophy and ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521426930
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Railton
Facts, Values, and Norms, Hardback (March 2003)
In this collection, Peter Railton shows how a naturalistic view of the world might incorporate objective values and moral knowledge.
Moral Discourse and Practice, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Peter Railton
This anthology gathers together key contemporary reading on the foundations of ethical theory and on meta-ethics.
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