Ethics within Reason

Ethics within Reason : A Neo-Gewirthian Approach

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In Ethic Within Reason, Edward Spence combats the attack against Alan Gewirth's argument for Principle of Generic Consistency. Gewirth's work often comes under scrutiny due to its unrelenting rationalist position. Spence bases his defense on Gewirth's strong justifications and resolution to traditional conflict. Through a close reading ofReason and Morality (1978), Spence uses his voice to give Gewirth's work a unique contemporary style and meaning while still holding fast to substantial features of moral principle: voluntariness and purposiveness. He uses his voice to generate a rationalist theory of morality that includes rights, virtues and sentiments of the community. Spence examines and argues criticisms against Gewirth in order to solidify his belief that Gewirth's moral philosophy still stands as one of the leading works in the study of moral more

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  • Hardback | 474 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 40.6mm | 816.48g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739112384
  • 9780739112380

About Edward H. Spence

Edward Spence is currently a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University in more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Gewirh's Argument for the Principle of Generic Consistency Chapter 2 Objections to Gewirth's Argument Chapter 3 Positive Rights and Community Chapter 4 A Reconstruction of Gewirth's Argument for the PGC Chapter 5 The Unity of the Right and the Good Chapter 6 Conflicts of Duties: Special Obligations Chapter 7 Justification, Motivation, and Compliance Chapter 8 The Conflict Between Self-Interest and Morality Chapter 9 The Ethical Foundations of Professional Practice:The Application of the PGC in Professional Ethics Chapter 10 The Neo-Stoicism of Gewirth's Rationalist Ethicsshow more