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Partial truths and our common future : a perspectival theory of truth and value

Author: Donald A Crosby
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York, 2018.
Series: Suny series in American philosophy and cultural thought
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Crosby, Donald A.
Partial truths and our common future.
Albany : State University of New York, 2018
(DLC) 2017053069
(OCoLC)1036741236
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Crosby
ISBN: 9781438471358 1438471351
OCLC Number: 1049171668
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 Religion; The Dao and Other Religious Ultimates that CannotBe Spoken; A God of All Creation and of All Peoples; Transcendence and Immanence in Religion of Nature; 1. Nature Transcends Itself Over Endless Time; 2. Nature Exhibits Continuity As Well As Novelty; 3. Nature Is Shrouded In Mystery and Transcends Human Understanding; The Paradox of Existential Certitude; Chapter 2 Science; The Claim to Scientific Objectivity; Assumptions Lying Behind Scientific Reasoning; The Need for Dialogue between Science and Other Fields of Thought; Science and the Future Chapter 3 MoralityTruth and Goodness; Aristotle and Mill; Hobbes and Hume; Kant and Rawls; Obligations to Nature and All the Creatures of Nature; Chapter 4 Economics and Ecology; Earth as Warehouse of Resources for Human Use; Free Markets Automatically and Maximally Benefit Everyone; Healthy Economic Systems Always Exhibit Steady Growth; Globalization is Beneficial to Everyone; Government Deficits are Bad and Should Always be Avoided to the Greatest Possible Extent; Capitalism is Always Good and Any Tendency to Socialism is Bad; Wheeling and Dealing Partiality of Truths as Excuses for InactionChapter 5 Philosophy; Facts and Values; Continuity and Novelty; Rationalism and Empiricism; Mind-Body Dualism and Reductionism; Good and Evil; 1. The Idea of God; 2. The Hope of Heaven; 3. The Character of Nature; 4. Particular Examples of Human Beings; 5. Outlandish Moral Claims; Chapter 6 Humanity; Stunted and Soaring Trees; Signs of Approaching Disaster; 1. Unchecked, Unregulated Capitalism; 2. The Cruelties and Disruptions of Religious Conflicts; 3. The Development and Use of Increasingly Sophisticated and Rabidly Destructive Weapons 4. Regional and Global Ecological DevastationSigns of Hope; 1. Unchecked, Unregulated Capitalism; 2. The Cruelties and Disruptions of Religious Conflicts; 3. The Development and Use of Increasingly Sophisticated and Rabidly Destructive Weapons; 4. Regional and Global Ecological Devastation; Chapter 7 Perspectives; Perspectival Realism; The Necessary Perspectivity of a God's-Eye View of the World; Epistemic Norms; Concluding Comments; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Series Title: Suny series in American philosophy and cultural thought
Responsibility: Donald A. Crosby.

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