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Ethics Matters

Ethical Issues in Pragmatic Perspective

Authors: Rescher, Nicholas

  • Makes a contribution to contemporary American philosophy
  • Examines key ethical issues from a pragmatic perspective
  • Written for those interested in ethical and moral matters
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About this book

This book covers a varied spectrum of ethical topics, ranging from the fundamental considerations regarding ethical values, to the rationale of obligation, and the ethical management of societal and personal affairs. Nicholas Rescher shows how fundamental general principles underpin the pragmatic stance we can appropriately take on questions of specific ethical detail. His work on these issues is pervaded by a certain pragmatic point of view. As the popular dictum has it, we humans come this way but once, with just a single lifetime available, to each one of us. Rescher argues that it is a matter of rational self-interest and ethical obligation to use this opportunity for doing something towards making the world a better home for ourselves and our posterity.


About the authors

Nicholas Rescher is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. In a productive research career extending over six decades, he has well over one hundred books to his credit. Fourteen books about Rescher’s philosophy have been published in five languages.

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“Ethics matters because persons matter, and Nicholas Rescher helpfully explains why this is so. He does so with clarity and conciseness, shedding light on the nature of persons, obligation, rationality, fairness, moral luck, collective responsibility, and morality in politics and government. His wide-ranging lucid account brings needed coherence to our understanding of matters moral and rational, and it will benefit readers from a wide range of disciplines.” (Paul K. Moser, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, author of Understanding Religious Experience.)

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eBook 67,40 €
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  • Due: December 11, 2020
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics Matters
Book Subtitle
Ethical Issues in Pragmatic Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52036-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52036-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52035-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 253
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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