Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Ethics and Self-Knowledge

Respect for Self-Interpreting Agents

Authors: Lucas, Peter

  • Makes an original contribution to knowledge, in an area of ethical theory which is of long-standing interest and theoretical concern.
  • Provides an accessible introduction to key primary sources in the field.
  • Complements recent titles in the field (such as Honneth's Disrespect, and The Struggle for Recognition, and Taylor's Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition)
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This book explores the theoretical basis of our ethical obligations to others as self-knowing beings - this task being envisaged as an essential supplement to a traditional ethic of respect for persons. Authoritative knowledge of others brings with it certain obligations, which are reflected in (inter alia) the moral and legal safeguards designed to ensure that certain information is ‘put out of play’ for job selection purposes etc. However, the theoretical basis for such obligations has never been fully clarified. This book begins by identifying a distinctive class of ‘interpretive’ moral wrongs (including stereotyping, discrimination and objectification). It then shows how our obligations in respect of these wrongs can be understood, drawing on insights from the tradition of philosophical reflection on recognition. The book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the adequacy of a modern ethic of respect for persons – particularly in applied and professional ethics.

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3658-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics and Self-Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Respect for Self-Interpreting Agents
Authors
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1560-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1560-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1559-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3658-0
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
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