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The role of the unrealisable : a study in regulative ideals

Author: Dorothy Emmet
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are certain ideals that can never be realised yet play an important role in our thinking, our morality, and our politics: they include the final comprehensive Truth, the General Will, the absolute Good, and certain religious ideals. Our attempts to get closer to them profoundly influence what we do, and our concern for them informs our criticism of what we reject. In politics, in particular, too many idealists  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Emmet
ISBN: 0312106602 9780312106607 0333593553 9780333593554
OCLC Number: 28711374
Description: x, 134 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Regulative Ideals: Kant --
3. A Regulative Ideal in Ethics: The Good Will --
4. A Regulative Ideal in Politics: The General Will --
5. The Perfect Society: Utopia or Regulative Ideal? --
6. The Idea of the Good as a Regulative Ideal --
7. True Propositions and Truth as a Regulative ideal --
8. Two Regulative Ideals in Religion --
9. Metaphysical Overtones.
Responsibility: Dorothy Emmet.

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Examines various ideals that will never be realized yet play an important role in people's thinking, morality and politics: the final truth, the good, the general will and certain religious ideals.  Read more...

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