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Vagaries of value : basic issues in value theory

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, [2014]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 9781412854603 1412854601
OCLC Number: 871684301
Description: ix, 142 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 On Evaluation 1 --
2 The Rationality of Values and Evaluations (Against the Humean Conception of Reason) 7 --
3 Is Reasoning about Values Viciously Circular? 31 --
4 The Fallacy of Respect Neglect 43 --
5 Multiaspectival Evaluation 53 --
6 On the Evaluation of Claims and Assertions 71 --
7 On Excellence 75 --
8 Levels of Optimality (Best for Me versus Best for Us) 95 --
9 Axiological Neutrality (Value Exclusion [Wertfreiheit] and Value Neutrality in Science) 109 --
10 On World Improvement 121.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.

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-Who but Nicholas Rescher, with his solid background in logic, philosophy of mathematics and science, could develop value theory in this rigorous lucid fashion? The panoply of categories, evaluation Read more...

 
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