Value Matters: Studies In Axiology

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Ontos, 2004 - Philosophy - 134 pages
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Value theory has been a topic of sustained interest. The overall synoptic view of fundamental issues in the theory of value are discussed in this work, which includes the following chapters: (1) By the Standards of their Day: (2) On the Import and Rationale of Value Attribution: (3) Nomic Hierarchies and Problems of Relativism: (4) Is Reasoning about Values Viciously Circular?: (5) Rational Economy and the Evolutionary Impetus: (6) Evaluation and the Fallacy of Respect Neglect: (7) Credit for Making a Discovery: (8) Optimalism and the Rationality of the Real (on the Prospect of Axiological Explanation); and (9) The Revolt against Absolutes in Twentieth Century American Philosophy.

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Nicholas Rescher is distinguished university professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous philosophical works and holds eight honorary degrees from universities on three continents. He has served as a president of the American Philosophical Association, the American Metaphilosophical Society, and the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Humanistic Scholarship in 1984, the Belgium Prix Mercier in 2005, the Aquinas Medal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in 2007, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011.

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