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The origin of values : sociology and philosophy of beliefs

Author: Raymond Boudon
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, [2001] ©2001
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This volume develops and illustrates a general theory of valuation explaining why people endorse or reject value statements. It synthesizes through this theory crucial intuitions from classical and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boudon, Raymond.
Origin of values
(DLC) 00053259
(OCoLC)45314563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Boudon
ISBN: 9781412838146 1412838142
OCLC Number: 862746892
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Explaining Values and Valuation --
Explaining Values and Valuation: A Question That Has Inspired Many Theories --
The Diversity and Empirical Inefficiency of Value Theories --
Munchhausen's Trilemma --
Munchhausen's Trilemma and Scientific Knowledge --
Munchhausen's Trilemma and the Explanation of Norms and Values --
"Fideist" Theories --
Skeptical Theories --
Rational Theories --
Normative and Positive Beliefs --
The Trilemma and Moral Life --
Rational Theories: Limits of the "Rational Choice Model" --
The Attractiveness of Rational Choice Theory (RCT) --
Whether RCT is General --
Alternative Way --
Two Examples from Tocqueville --
"Cognitive Rationality" --
A Special Case of Utmost Relevance --
RCT: A Particular Case of a More General Model --
Relativistic vs. Naturalistic Theories: Their Interest and Limits --
That Value Relativism is Widespread --
Do We Need to Accept These Views as Sociologists and as People? --
The Naturalistic Reaction --
The Reasons for Moral Convictions --
Communitarianism Revisited --
A Seminal and Difficult Notion: "Axiological Rationality" --
Weber Often Ill-Understood --
The Methodological Principles of Weber's Sociology --
Why These Principles? --
Moral Feelings --
"Gesinnungsethik" and "Verantwortungsethik" --
Back to Kant? --
Generalizing the "Rational Choice Model" into a Cognitivist Model --
Explaining Collective Beliefs: The "Cognitivist" Model --
Type 2 Beliefs: Examples from Cognitive Psychology --
Type 3 Beliefs: Examples from the Sociology of Knowledge.
Responsibility: Raymond Boudon.

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