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Value and context : the nature of moral and political knowledge

Author: Alan Thomas
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alan Thomas articulates and defends the view that human beings do possess moral and political knowledge but it is historically and culturally contextual knowledge in ways that, say, mathematical or  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Thomas
ISBN: 0198250177 9780198250173 9780199587278 0199587272
OCLC Number: 964708691
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: xii, 347 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Moral knowledge and moral reasons --
The problem of moral knowledge --
The case for cognitivism --
Values, norms, and the practical --
Internal reasons and contractualist impartiality --
Part II : Norm-expressivism and non-objectivism --
A critique of expressivism --
Non-objectivism and internal realism --
Part III : Contextualist moral justification --
Epistemological contextualism --
A contextual model of moral justification --
Tradition based moral enquiry --
Moral belief and the possibility of error --
Part IV : Contextualism in political philosophy --
Political liberalism and contextualism --
Political liberalism and civic Republicanism.
Responsibility: Alan Thomas.
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