A New, Objective, Pro-Objectivity Normative Theory: An Objective Basis for Morality, Society, Politics, Law, Education, Etc.-And for Liberty and Peace

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University Press of America, Oct 29, 2010 - Law - 202 pages
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A New, Objective, Pro-Objectivity Normative Theory tries to solve fundamental normative moral, social, political, educational, legal, etc. problems. It defends a uniquely evidence-based, objective theory. The theory argues it has one objective, primary end, and plural a-objective, secondary ends irrelevant to that end. The theory's basis permits great liberty as well as cultural, sexual, artistic, lifestyle, and much other diversity regarding secondary ends. The primary end is a general principle implying non-sexism, non-racism, types of happiness, freedom, education, sympathy, peace, democracy, altruism, flourishing, fairness, and much more. Emotions and various other subjective experiences are considered important. Part II discusses such specific practical applications at length. Part I mainly explains and defends the theory's foundation and general guidelines. One guideline prescribes applying the theory's rationally-critical approach to the theory, stressing that fallibilism and skepticism may be appropriate regarding some suggested specifics —- but that future research can increasingly avoid problems here.
 

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Contents

Mostly Practical Applications
55
Section 1 Further Issues and Applications
61
Section 2 Other further Issues and Applications
159
Concluding Remarks
172
Problems and Strategies Regarding Knowledge
175
More on the Applicability of Be ProObjectivity
176
More Concerning Coherence
178
Some Other Arguments for the Theory Unavoidable Circularity
179
The Necessary PresuppositionFoundation Argument
184
Only one Overall Coherent Mental System is Possible
187
The IsOught and Why be MoralLy Correct? Issues
191
Emotion and Objectivity
196
References and Bibliography
200
Index
201
About The Author
203
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Frederick Farrand is a retired Australian philosopher and psychologist who previously researched and/or taught psychology, moral, social, and political philosophy, and some epistemology. He retired mainly to have time and energy to write books such as this. He and his partner, Mary, live with their dog, Buster, their children having grown up and left home.

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