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Making moral sense [electronic resource] : beyond Habermas and Gauthier / Logi Gunnarsson.

By: Gunnarsson, Logi.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in philosophy: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xi, 286 p.).ISBN: 0511010303 (electronic bk.); 9780511010309 (electronic bk.); 0511034814 (electronic bk.); 9780511034817 (electronic bk.); 9780511487095 (electronic bk.); 0511487096 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ethics | Reason | Habermas, J�urgen, 1929- | Gauthier, David P. (David Peter) | PHILOSOPHY -- Social | PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Morale | Raison | Ethiek | Habermas, J�urgen | Gauthier, David P | Ethik | Humaniora FilosofiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making moral sense.DDC classification: 170 Other classification: 08.38 | 5,1 | CC 7200 | CI 2357 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Problems. The justificatory crisis of morality. Alternative resolutions of the justificatory crisis. Subjective reasons. Substantive reasons. Overcoming rationalism -- Against Rationalism. Gauthier's contractarianism. From here to pre-social agreement. Habermas' discourse ethics. Discoursing about discourse -- For the Substantive Approach. Self-understanding and self-assessment. The possibility of progress. Practical arguments vs. impossibility arguments. Evaluation of others. Universality without neutrality -- For Particularist Substantivism. Against formalism. Particularist substantivism vs. list-substantivism.
Review: "Logi Gunnarsson takes issue with the assumption made by many philosophers faced with the problem of reconciling moral norms with a scientific world view, namely that morality must be offered a non-moral justification based on a formal concept of rationality. He argues that the criteria for the rationality of an action are irreducibly substantive, rather than purely formal, and that assuming that morality must be given a non-moral justification amounts to a distortion of both rationality and morality. His discussion includes substantial critical engagement with major thinkers from two very different philosophical traditions, and is notable for its clear and succinct account of Habermas' discourse ethics. It will appeal to anyone interested in practical reason and the rational credentials of morality."--Jacket.
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Pittsburgh, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-278) and index.

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Pt. I. Problems. 1. The justificatory crisis of morality. 2. Alternative resolutions of the justificatory crisis. 3. Subjective reasons. 4. Substantive reasons. 5. Overcoming rationalism -- Pt. II. Against Rationalism. 6. Gauthier's contractarianism. 7. From here to pre-social agreement. 8. Habermas' discourse ethics. 9. Discoursing about discourse -- Pt. III. For the Substantive Approach. 10. Self-understanding and self-assessment. 11. The possibility of progress. 12. Practical arguments vs. impossibility arguments. 13. Evaluation of others. 14. Universality without neutrality -- Pt. IV. For Particularist Substantivism. 15. Against formalism. 16. Particularist substantivism vs. list-substantivism.

"Logi Gunnarsson takes issue with the assumption made by many philosophers faced with the problem of reconciling moral norms with a scientific world view, namely that morality must be offered a non-moral justification based on a formal concept of rationality. He argues that the criteria for the rationality of an action are irreducibly substantive, rather than purely formal, and that assuming that morality must be given a non-moral justification amounts to a distortion of both rationality and morality. His discussion includes substantial critical engagement with major thinkers from two very different philosophical traditions, and is notable for its clear and succinct account of Habermas' discourse ethics. It will appeal to anyone interested in practical reason and the rational credentials of morality."--Jacket.

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