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Value and justification : the foundations of liberal theory

Responsibility Gerald F. Gaus
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press
Year 1990
Language English
Size xviii, 540 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Abstract This important new book takes as its points of departure two questions: What is the nature of valuing? and What morality can be justified in a society that deeply disagrees on what is truly valuable?...In Part One, the author develops a theory of value that attempts to reconcile reason with passions. Part Two explores how this theory of value grounds our commitment to moral action. The author argues that rational moral action can neither be seen as a way of simply maximising one's own values, nor derived from reason independent of one's values. Rather, our commitment to the moral point of view is presupposed by our value systems. The book concludes with a defense of liberal political morality.
This important new book takes as its points of departure two questions: What is the nature of valuing? and What morality can be justified in a society that deeply disagrees on what is truly valuable? In Part One, the author develops a theory of value that attempts to reconcile reason with passions. Part Two explores how this theory of value grounds our commitment to moral action. The author argues that rational moral action can neither be seen as a way of simply maximising one's own values, nor derived from reason independent of one's values. Rather, our commitment to the moral point of view is presupposed by our value systems. The book concludes with a defense of liberal political morality.
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Central Library 2A 068582192010661 117/G 27/1A 1990

LAW, Research Room 068152190019060 Z 00/G/65 1990

Bibliographic details

Notes Bibliography: p. 490-515
Includes index
Authors *Gaus, Gerald F.
Subjects LCSH:Values
LCSH:Ethics
LCSH:Emotions (Philosophy)
LCSH:Justice (Philosophy)
LCSH:Liberalism
Classification LCC:BD232
DC20:121/.8
ID 1000110142
ISBN 0521375258
NCID BA11382740
Vol : hard ; ISBN:0521375258
: pbk ; ISBN:0521397332
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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