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作者 Kekes, John
書名 The morality of pluralism / John Kekes
出版項 Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993
國際標準書號 0691032300 (hardback)
9780691032306 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  BJ1031 K24    在架上    30560400048051
 民族所圖書館  BJ1031 .K24 1993    在架上    30520020395365
 文哲所  143.72 K28    在架上    30580001353767
說明 xii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 "Companion volume of Moral tradition and individuality, and Facing evil"--Page xii
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index
Current controversies about abortion, the environment, pornography, AIDS, capital punishment, and similar issues naturally lead to the question of whether there are any values that can be ultimately justified, or whether values are simply conventional. John Kekes argues that the present moral and political uncertainties are due to a deep change in our society from a dogmatic to a pluralistic view of values. Dogmatism is committed to there being only one justifiable system of values. Pluralism recognizes many such systems, and yet it avoids a chaotic relativism according to which all values are in the end arbitrary. Maintaining that good lives must be reasonable, but denying that they must conform to one true pattern, Kekes develops and justifies a pluralistic account of good lives and values, and works out its political, moral, and personal implications. The author defines values as possibilities whose realization would make lives good. He recognizes that their realization is difficult, especially since it involves choices among many, often conflicting, values. He argues, however, that living a good life requires a resolution of these conflicts, although reasonable resolutions are themselves plural in nature. His central claim is that pluralism is both reasonable and a preferable alternative to dogmatism and relativism
Introduction: setting the stage -- The six theses of pluralism -- The plurality and conditionality of values -- The unavoidability of conflicts -- The nature of reasonable conflict-resolution -- The possibilities of life -- The need for limits -- The prospects for moral progress -- Some moral implications of pluralism: on there being some limits even to morality -- Some personal implications of pluralism : innocence lost and regained -- Some political implications of pluralism : the conflict with liberalism
主題 Pluralism
Values
Ethics
Alt Author Kekes, John. Moral tradition and individuality
Kekes, John. Facing evil
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