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Impossible dreams : rationality, integrity, and moral imagination

Author: Susan E Babbitt
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.
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Conventional wisdom and commonsense morality tend to take the integrity of persons for granted. But for people in systematically unjust societies, self-respect and human dignity may prove to be impossible dreams. Susan Babbitt explores the implications of this insight, arguing that in the face of systemic injustice, individual and social rationality may require the transformation rather than the realization of  Read more...
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Babbitt, Susan E.
Impossible dreams.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996
(OCoLC)642429752
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Babbitt
ISBN: 0813326397 9780813326399 0813326400 9780813326405
OCLC Number: 33358584
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Myths, fantasies, and realism : the story of Sethe --
Transformation experiences and rational deliberation --
Objective interests, nonpropositional knowledge, and conversion experiences --
Leading life from the inside : individuals, minority rights, and some problems about indeterminacy --
Personal integrity, politics, and moral imagination --
Feminists and nature : a defense of essentialism --
Reason and the erotic : the moral significance of personal relations and commitments --
Philosophy and literature : recalling the archangel.
Responsibility: Susan E. Babbitt.
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