Reflections on the Logic of the Good

Reflections on the Logic of the Good

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Reflections on the Logic of the Good provides a metaphysical and philosophical foundation for those who argue against micromanagement of the individual, the economy, and society. In doing so, it offers a defense of the open mind, the open society, and the open universe. What emerges is a defense of ethical pluralism without relativism, and an entirely general invisible hand theory entrenched not only in the nature of man but also in the nature of nature.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739119257
  • 9780739119259

About Chana B. Cox

Chana B. Cox is senior lecturer in the humanities at Lewis & Clark College.show more

Review quote

Reflections on the Logic of the Good takes a new and lucid approach to the various disputes between advocates of freedom and free choice against those who wage holy wars, of any kind, in the service of some supreme ideal. Taking Plato?s Republic as her starting point, the author shows, in a discussion free of relativism, that Platonically influenced approaches to truth and values are logically inconsistent and unsustainable... -- Oded Balaban, University of Haifa Reflections on the Logic of the Good takes a new and lucid approach to the various disputes between advocates of freedom and free choice against those who wage holy wars, of any kind, in the service of some supreme ideal. Taking Plato's Republic as her starting point, the author shows, in a discussion free of relativism, that Platonically influenced approaches to truth and values are logically inconsistent and unsustainable. -- Oded Balaban, University of Haifashow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 A Fallacy in the Logic of the Good Chapter 2 A Critique of Plato's Biological Analogy Chapter 3 Determinism and Free Will: A Detour into Metaphysics Chapter 4 Protagoras's Man the Measure of the Good Chapter 5 Tentative Applications and Conclusionsshow more