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Author: Ruth Groff
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Groff's argument runs counter to the familiar anti-metaphysical habit. Social and political philosophy, she maintains, is not as metaphysically neutral as it may seem. Even the most deontological of theories connects up with an attendant set of philosophical commitments regarding what kinds of things exist, as a fundamental ontological matter, and what they are like. These are topics of interest not just to social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Groff
ISBN: 9781136995583 1136995587
OCLC Number: 811506530
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages)
Contents: 1. The Myth of Metaphysical Neutrality, 2. Hume: Custom as Metaphysical Necessity, 3. J. S. Mill: Humeanism and the Perfection of Distinctively Human Capacities, 4. Kant and The Frankfurt School: Freedom as Escape from the Transcendental Subject, 5. Agents, Powers and Events: Humeanism and the Free Will Debate, 6. Metaphysics and the Capabilities Approach: Martha Nussbaum, Political Liberalism and the Ideal of Metaphysical Neutrality, 7. Powers, Ontology and the Appeal to Spinoza

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Groff's argument runs counter to the familiar anti-metaphysical habit. Social and political philosophy, she maintains, is not as metaphysically neutral as it may seem. Even the most deontological of theories connects up with an attendant set of philosophical commitments regarding what kinds of things exist, as a fundamental ontological matter, and what they are like. These are topics of interest not just to social and political philosophers, but to social scientists and to philosophers of social science as well. "Ruth Groff has broken new ground in demonstrating the connection between social a.

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