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The end of knowledge : a discourse on the unification of philosophy

Author: Michael David Levenstein
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., 2013.
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The End of Knowledge is a revolutionary work in several regards, most especially in its reinvention of reason as both a theoretical and practical tool able to identify and craft ideal axiological judgments. This treatise redefines reason as a tripartite phenomenon comprising rational, emotional and experiential modes of knowledge acquisition, whose application serves as the foundation of moral practice, itself the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levenstein, Michael David.
End of Knowledge : A Discourse on the Unification of Philosophy.
New York : Algora Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David Levenstein
ISBN: 9781628940237 1628940239 1628940212 9781628940213 1628940220 9781628940220
OCLC Number: 868949611
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Preface; Philosophy as the 'Central Subject'; Introduction; What is Equiism?; Part I: Epistemology; The Nature of Reason; Rationality and Intuition; Emotion; Experiential Learning; Perfection and Moral Fundamentality; Epistemic Commensurability; Part II: Metaphysics; Introduction to Objective Materialism; The Equiist Position on God; The Future of God; The Existence of God; In Defense of Free Will; Part III: Why Be Moral?; Pleasure, Pain, Happiness and Utility; Moral Axiology: Autonomy and Rights; Treatment of Rights; Hierarchy of Pleasures; The Paradox of Hedonism. The Role of Society in Promoting PleasureUnhappiness; Justifying Moral Practice; Summary; Part IV: What Is Moral; Utilitarian Reasoning; Lexical Priorities and Hedonic Transfer; Meritocratic Utilitarianism: An Overview; Intent, Consequence and Negligence; Omission; Quantifying Pleasure; Efficiency; Benevolent Equity; The Universal Moral Law; The New Aristocracy; What is Justice?; Justice in Punishment; Part V: Unification; Rational/Experiential Impasse; Inherence and Consequence; Deontology as a Special Form of Consequentialism; Virtue Ethics; Part VI: Aesthetics; What is Art?; Formal Realism. The Boundaries of ArtThe Nature of Taste; Art as Ethics; The Contemplation-Comprehension Theory of Jokes; Part VII: Ecopolitical Utilism; Introduction to Retroconservatism; Ecopolitical Utilism as Political Practice; A New World Order; On the Normative Foundations of Value and Organization; The Paradox of Autonomy and Monetary Value Theory; The Principle of Scarcity-Induced Value; The Theorem of Valuation; Unification So Far; Part VIII: Being Happy.
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The End of Knowledge is a revolutionary work in several regards, most especially in its reinvention of reason as both a theoretical and practical tool able to identify and craft ideal axiological judgments. This treatise redefines reason as a tripartite phenomenon comprising rational, emotional and experiential modes of knowledge acquisition, whose application serves as the foundation of moral practice, itself the prerequisite to philosophic happiness. In so doing, it outlines a visionary theory of universal morality, unifying disparate schools of thought previously incompatible throughout the.

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