Values by Brenda Almond
Book DescriptionThis volume looks at the ways in which values are more or less consciously transmitted or negotiated, sustained, realised, and communicated across a variety of fields, including literature, education, law, the application of science, and the environment. The essays aspire to contribute to an understanding of the diverse range of values found in contemporary social structures. The papers are grouped in three sections.The first section is devoted to a discussion of values at the most general societal level, including a look at tradition and values and the place of merit in values. It also includes a cross-cultural comparison between American, European, and Japanese values. The second section examines values prevailing in politics, economics, law, and science; and the final section focuses on ecological issues, education, literature, and the arts. A product of interdisciplinary discussions, this volume represents an academic venture of a pioneering kind in discussing value in modern society at a time when concern has never been higher.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573925198
(230mm x 155mm x mm)
Imprint: Humanity Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-May-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Brenda Almond
Fragmenting Family, Paperback (August 2008)
Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, causing serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important social institution, the family.
Exploring Ethics, Paperback (March 1998)
aeo Introduces ethics through an innovative series of dialogues and correspondence. aeo Complements Almonda s successful introduction a Exploring Philosophya . aeo Comprises a lively, wide--ranging introduction to ethics. aeo Defends a rights -- and virtue -- based ethics as opposed to the more commonly used utilitarian approach.
Introducing Applied Ethics, Paperback (April 1995)
aeo Wide coverage and introduction to the main issues and arguments of applied ethics. aeo Each chapter specially commissioned to introduce newcomers. aeo Comprehensive notes and reading guides.
Exploring Philosophy, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Brenda Almond
aeo Revised and expanded edition of a popular introduction to philosophy. aeo Presented in the form of a quest, Almonda s personal approach ignites the philosophical thoughts of every reader. aeo This bold and thoroughly practical text is well supported by references and bibliographies.
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Author Biography - Brenda Almond
John T. Goldthwait (St. Augustine Beach, FL) is professor emeritus of philosophy, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and author of Value, Language, and Life.
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