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Freedom and Limits.

Author: Patrick Shade
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Freedom and Limits is a defense of the value of freedom in the context of human finitude. Working out of the American pragmatist tradition, the book aims to reclaim the role of philosophy as a guide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Shade
ISBN: 082325674X 9780823256747 0823256758 9780823256754 9781322965406 1322965404
OCLC Number: 903891429
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction by Patrick Shade Prologue: The Personal Value and Social Usefulness of Philosophy Part I: Mind and Reality 1 The Impotent Mind 2 Santayana's Philosophy of Mind 3 Fichte's Idealism 4 Peirce, Santayana, and the Large Facts 5 The Transcendence of Materialism and Idealism in American Thought 6 Primitive Naturalism Part I I: Self and Society 7 Two Views of Happiness in Mill 8 Questions of Life and Death 9 On Selling Organs 10 A Community of Psyches: Santayana on Society 11 The Cost of Community 12 Public Benefit, Private Cost 13 Leaving Others Alone Part I I I: Pluralism and Choice-Inclusive Facts 14 Relativism and Its Benefits 15 The Element of Choice in Criteria of Death 16 Human Natures 17 Persons and Different Kinds of Persons 18 Grand Dreams of Perfect People 19 Philosophical Pluralism Part IV: Meaningful Living 20 To Have and to Be 21 Drugs: The Fallacy of Avoidable Consequences 22 Loving Life 23 Aristotle and Dewey on the Rat Race 24 Improving Life 25 Stoic Pragmatism 26 Pragmatism and Death Part V: Human Advance and Finite Obligation 27 The Relevance of Philosophy to Life 28 Both Better Off and Better: Moral Progress Amid Continuing Carnage 29 Education in the Twenty-First Century (with Shirley M. Lachs) 30 Learning About Possibility 31 Moral Holidays 32 Good Enough Epilogue: Physician Assisted Suicide Notes Further Reading Index 153-

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"This book brings to the scholarly world a well-organized, informative collection of original and stimulating philosophy reflections by John Lachs, one of the most respected philosophers in America." Read more...

 
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