Graduate studies at Western
Cambridge University Press (2003)
|Abstract||In 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.|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$94.82 used (17% off) $97.75 new (15% off) $108.30 direct from Amazon (5% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BJ1012.R33 2003|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Anita Silvers (1999). Joram G. Haber and Mark S. Halfon, Eds., Norms and Values: Essays on the Work of Virginia Held:Norms and Values: Essays on the Work of Virginia Held. [REVIEW] Ethics 110 (1):198-201.
John Skorupski (2008). Review of Peter Railton, Facts, Values and Norms: Essays Toward a Morality of Consequence. [REVIEW] Utilitas 20 (2):217-229.
Ralph Wedgwood (2005). Railton on Normativity. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 126 (3):463-479.
Roger Crisp & Brad Hooker (eds.) (2000). Well-Being and Morality: Essays in Honour of James Griffin. Clarendon Press.
Svend Brinkmann (2005). Psychology's Facts and Values: A Perennial Entanglement. Philosophical Psychology 18 (6):749 – 765.
Peter Railton (2005). Précis of Facts, Values, and Norms. Philosophical Studies 126 (3):429 - 432.
Richard Wightman Fox & Robert B. Westbrook (eds.) (1998). In Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship. Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.
Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2010). Objectivity in Law. Philosophy Compass 5 (3):240-249.
Justin D.’Arms (2005). Relationality, Relativism, and Realism About Moral Value. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 126 (3):433 - 448.
Stephen Brown (2005). Book Review: Peter Railton, Facts, Values, and Norms: Essays Toward a Morality of Consequence. [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (2):243-245.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads143 ( #3,782 of 740,500 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,454 of 740,500 )
How can I increase my downloads?