The Resource Ethics and the quest for wisdom, Robert Kane

Ethics and the quest for wisdom, Robert Kane

Label
Ethics and the quest for wisdom
Title
Ethics and the quest for wisdom
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Modernity has challenged the ancient ideal of a universal quest for wisdom, and today's world of conflicting cultures and values has raised further doubts regarding the possibility of objective ethical standards. Robert Kane refocuses the debate on the philosophical quest for wisdom, and argues that ethical principles about right action and the good life can be seen to emerge from that very quest itself. His book contends that the search for wisdom involves a persistent striving to overcome narrowness of vision that comes from the inevitable limitations of finite points of view. When applied to questions of value and the good life, this striving has ethical implications about the way we should treat ourselves and others. This study argues for the merits of this central thesis against alternative theories in contemporary normative ethics, and discusses its practical applications for social ethics, political philosophy, law and moral education"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Kane, Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.K273 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Ethics
  • Wisdom
  • Ethiek
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Wisdom
  • Ethik
  • <<Das>> Gute
  • Wertphilosophie
  • Weisheit
Label
Ethics and the quest for wisdom, Robert Kane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: pluralism and uncertainty; 2. Openness; 3. The retreat; 4. The moral sphere; 5. Fact and value; 6. Value experiments; 7. Virtues, excellences and forms of life; 8. The fourth dimension; 9. Aspiration; 10. Wisdom; 11. Objective worth; 12. The Bach crystals; 13. Human flourishing; 14. The Faust legend and the mosaic; 15. The good and the right (I): intuitionism and Kantianism; 16. The good and the right (II): utilitarianism and consequentialism; 17. The good and the right (III): contractualism; 18. Politics, public morality and law: justice, care and virtue; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 287 p.
Isbn
9780521199933
Lccn
2010021898
Other control number
40018445279
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535491221
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491221
Label
Ethics and the quest for wisdom, Robert Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: pluralism and uncertainty; 2. Openness; 3. The retreat; 4. The moral sphere; 5. Fact and value; 6. Value experiments; 7. Virtues, excellences and forms of life; 8. The fourth dimension; 9. Aspiration; 10. Wisdom; 11. Objective worth; 12. The Bach crystals; 13. Human flourishing; 14. The Faust legend and the mosaic; 15. The good and the right (I): intuitionism and Kantianism; 16. The good and the right (II): utilitarianism and consequentialism; 17. The good and the right (III): contractualism; 18. Politics, public morality and law: justice, care and virtue; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 287 p.
Isbn
9780521199933
Lccn
2010021898
Other control number
40018445279
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535491221
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491221

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