The Moral Powers

The Moral Powers

Acting as the culmination of five decades of reflection on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, and human nature, this volume: Concludes Hacker’s acclaimed Human Nature tetralogy: Human Nature: The Categorial Framework, The ...

Author: P. M. S. Hacker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119657774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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A milestone in the study of value in human life and thought, written by one of the world’s preeminent living philosophers The Moral Powers: A Study of Human Nature is a philosophical investigation of the moral potentialities and sensibilities of human beings, of the meaning of human life, and of the place of death in life. It is an essay in philosophical anthropology: the study of the conceptual framework in terms of which we think about, speak about, and investigate homo sapiens as a social and cultural animal. This volume examines the diversity of values in human life and the place of moral value within the varieties of values. Its subject is the nature of good and evil and our propensity to virtue and vice. Acting as the culmination of five decades of reflection on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, and human nature, this volume: Concludes Hacker’s acclaimed Human Nature tetralogy: Human Nature: The Categorial Framework, The Intellectual Powers: A Study of Human Nature, and The Passions: A Study of Human Nature Discusses traditional ideas about ethical value and addresses misconceptions held by philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists The Moral Powers: A Study of Human Nature is required reading philosophers of mind, ethicists, psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and any general reader wanting to understand the nature of value and the place of ethics in human lives.
Categories: Philosophy

Moral Powers

Moral Powers

... 15, 17, 18, 37 moral necessity xii, 81–2, 84, 88֊ 9, 95–7, 159 moral powers xi, 116, 172, 179– 83 passim moral realism xi, 170–1 Moran J. 19 names 16, ...

Author: Anthony Holiday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000055290

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

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Originally published in 1986, this book subverts an attitude towards the moral dimension of life which the author terms ‘ethical cynicism’. It discusses a theory of moral powers – a theory which shows that moral values are immensely potent sources of power. The author argues that there is a conceptual affinity between the Wittgensteinian account of language and the Marxist theory of history such that the two complement and even require one another in various aspects.
Categories: Philosophy

The Moral Powers

The Moral Powers

We are moral agents, responsible forour deeds and misdeeds. We pursue pleasure and happiness, and strive to live meaningful lives. The Moral Powers: A Study ...

Author: P. M. S. Hacker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119657798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 388

A milestone in the study of value in human life and thought, written by one of the world’s preeminent living philosophers The Moral Powers: A Study of Human Nature is a philosophical investigation of the moral potentialities and sensibilities of human beings, of the meaning of human life, and of the place of death in life. It is an essay in philosophical anthropology: the study of the conceptual framework in terms of which we think about, speak about, and investigate homo sapiens as a social and cultural animal. This volume examines the diversity of values in human life and the place of moral value within the varieties of values. Its subject is the nature of good and evil and our propensity to virtue and vice. Acting as the culmination of five decades of reflection on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, and human nature, this volume: Concludes Hacker’s acclaimed Human Nature tetralogy: Human Nature: The Categorial Framework, The Intellectual Powers: A Study of Human Nature, and The Passions: A Study of Human Nature Discusses traditional ideas about ethical value and addresses misconceptions held by philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists The Moral Powers: A Study of Human Nature is required reading philosophers of mind, ethicists, psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and any general reader wanting to understand the nature of value and the place of ethics in human lives.
Categories: Philosophy

Moral Powers Fragile Beliefs

Moral Powers  Fragile Beliefs

Like the philosophers who endorse a high ideal of impartiality in ethics, Card doubts the moral credentials of love – and, with it, of care – because we are ...

Author: Joseph Carlisle

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441140319

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Categories: Religion

The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

OF CERTAIN PRINCIPLES WHICH CO - OPERATE WITH OUR MORAL POWERS IN THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE CONDUCT . In order to secure still more completely the good order ...

Author: Dugald Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B517174

Category: Atheism

Page: 544

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Categories: Atheism

The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

The second part of this Manual contains the same principles, expressed nearly in the same words, with the present publication, in which these principles are much more fully expanded, illustrated, and defended.

Author: Dugald Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101060730882

Category: Ethics

Page: 379

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I published for the use of my students, in November 1793, a small Manual, under the title of Outlines of Moral Philosophy, which I afterwards used as a text-book as long as I continued to give lectures in the University. The second part of this Manual contains the same principles, expressed nearly in the same words, with the present publication, in which these principles are much more fully expanded, illustrated, and defended. My attention was thus imperatively called to this part of my course in a greater degree than to any other, by the aspect of the times when I entered upon the duties of my office as Professor of Moral Philosophy.--Préf. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
Categories: Ethics

The Infant System

The Infant System

Author: Samuel Wilderspin

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044028904035

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Categories: Education

An Essay on the Moral and Intellectual Powers of Woman

An Essay on the Moral and Intellectual Powers of Woman

We mean not by this delineation to ascribe the least pre - eminence to the Polish woman over the French -- their moral powers may be the same , but the ...

Author: Napoleon Felix ZABA

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017895620

Category:

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The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Dugald Stewart

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 133031171X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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Excerpt from The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man The sixth and seventh volumes of Mr. Stewart's Collected Works comprise all that he has written on the doctrine of Ethics proper; - to wit, Part Second of the Outlines of Moral Philosophy, and the two volumes of The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man. Of the latter, The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers, there has been only one edition, in 1828, the year of Mr. Stewart's death; and the only part of that publication for which any additions by the Author have been found available, is the Appendix on Free Agency, (Vol. I. p. 343, seq.,) of which a transcript, varying occasionally from the printed text, and apparently anterior to the impression, has been preserved. Of the former, The Outlines of Moral Philosophy, as already mentioned, (Works, Vol. II. p. viii.) there were four editions during the author's lifetime, in the three earlier of which Mr. Stewart has written various annotations, and these (when not merely jottings significant only to himself) have been here carefully incorporated, even though sometimes only quotations subsequently adduced in his Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Categories: Philosophy

The Infant System

The Infant System

Arguments to show the importance of exercise, might be drawn from every part of the animal economy.

Author: Samuel Wilderspin

Publisher: IndyPublish.com

ISBN: HARVARD:32044096983242

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 324

View: 908

Arguments to show the importance of exercise, might be drawn from every part of the animal economy. Without it, the circulation of the blood cannot be properly carried on, nor the different secretions duly performed; neither can the fluids be properly prepared, nor the solids rendered firm or strong. The action of the heart, the motion of the lungs, and all the vital functions, are greatly assisted by exercise. But to point out the manner in which these effects are produced, would lead us beyond the present subject.
Categories: Early childhood education

The Powers of Dignity

The Powers of Dignity

He views human powers as, quite literally, empowering. But there is another side to his political theory: its commitment to a sense of moral responsibility, ...

Author: Nick Bromell

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

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In The Powers of Dignity Nick Bromell unpacks Frederick Douglass's 1867 claim that he had “elaborated a political philosophy” from his own “slave experience.” Bromell shows that Douglass devised his philosophy because he found that antebellum Americans' liberal-republican understanding of democracy did not provide a sufficient principled basis on which to fight anti-Black racism. To remedy this deficiency, Douglass deployed insights from his distinctively Black experience and developed a Black philosophy of democracy. He began by contesting the founders' racist assumptions about humanity and advancing instead a more robust theory of “the human” as a collection of human “powers.” He asserted further that the conscious exercise of those powers is what confirms human dignity and that human rights and democracy come into being as ways to affirm and protect that dignity. Thus, by emphasizing the powers and the dignity of all citizens, deriving democratic rights from these, and promoting a remarkably activist, power-oriented model of citizenship, Douglass's Black political philosophy aimed to rectify two major failings of US democracy in his time and ours: its complacence and its racism.
Categories: Philosophy