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Facts, values, and norms [electronic resource] : essays toward a morality of consequence / Peter Railton.

By: Railton, Peter Albert.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in philosophy: Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xx, 388 p.).ISBN: 0511065418 (electronic bk.); 9780511065415 (electronic bk.); 9780511613982 (electronic bk.); 0511613989 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ethics | PHILOSOPHY -- Social | PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Morale | Ethiek | Konsequentialismus | EthikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Facts, values, and norms.DDC classification: 170 Other classification: 08.38 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Moral realism -- Facts and values -- Noncognitivism about rationality -- Aesthetic value, moral value, and the ambitions of naturalism -- Red, bitter, good -- Alienation, consequentialism, and the demands of morality -- Locke, stock, and peril -- How thinking about character and utilitarianism might lead to rethinking the character of utilitarianism -- Pluralism, dilemma, and the expression of moral conflict -- On the hypothetical and non-hypothetical in reasoning about thought and action -- Normative force and normative freedom -- Morality, ideology, and reflection, or, the duck sits yet.
Summary: In contrast to facts, values and morality seem insecure, influenced by illusion or ideology. How can we apply this same objectivity and accuracy to values and morality? In this collection, Peter Railton shows how a fairly sober, naturalistically informed view of the world might incorporate objective values and moral knowledge.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Moral realism -- Facts and values -- Noncognitivism about rationality -- Aesthetic value, moral value, and the ambitions of naturalism -- Red, bitter, good -- Alienation, consequentialism, and the demands of morality -- Locke, stock, and peril -- How thinking about character and utilitarianism might lead to rethinking the character of utilitarianism -- Pluralism, dilemma, and the expression of moral conflict -- On the hypothetical and non-hypothetical in reasoning about thought and action -- Normative force and normative freedom -- Morality, ideology, and reflection, or, the duck sits yet.

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In contrast to facts, values and morality seem insecure, influenced by illusion or ideology. How can we apply this same objectivity and accuracy to values and morality? In this collection, Peter Railton shows how a fairly sober, naturalistically informed view of the world might incorporate objective values and moral knowledge.

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