Practice, Judgment, and the Challenge of Moral and Political Disagreement

Practice, Judgment, and the Challenge of Moral and Political Disagreement : A Pragmatist Account

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The book offers an account of moral and political disagreement, explaining its nature and showing how we should deal with it. It shows how a pragmatist account will help us dealing with the most challenging kinds of moral and political disagreement and overcoming the menaces of skepticism and relativism while not relying upon illusory and unworkable ideals of reason.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739170678
  • 9780739170670

Review quote

Frega's masterful presentation of the pragmatic alternative to traditional epistemic and transcendental accounts of rationality provides a much needed and highly accessible prescription for the renewal of moral and political life. -- Larry A. Hickman, Southern Illinois University Carbondaleshow more

About Roberto Frega

Roberto Frega is Marie Curie researcher at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Fellow of the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies.show more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction Part I. The Sources of a Pragmatist Theory of Rationality Chapter 1: Inquiry as the Logic of Practical Reasoning Chapter 2: From Reasoning to Judgment Part II. Pragmatist Rationality in Morality and Politics Chapter 3: Expressive Inquiry Chapter 4: The Public Sphere Part III. Relativism, Objectivity, and Justification Chapter 5: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and the Fact of Relativism Chapter 6: A Pragmatic Theory of Objectivity Chapter 7: Why Justification Matters? Chapter 8: Pragmatism as an Epistemology of Practiceshow more