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Experience and Conduct : A Philosophical Enquiry into Practical Thinking - Stephan Korner

Experience and Conduct

A Philosophical Enquiry into Practical Thinking

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1980
ISBN: 9780521299435
Number Of Pages: 280

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First published in 1976, this is a comprehensive study of practical thinking. Professor Korner shows the complex relations which a person's practical attitudes bear to each other, and shows in particular how their moral or prudential character depends not only on their content and form but also on their place in the system constituted by them. There are detailed accounts of the concepts of morality, prudence, justice, welfare and legality, as well as the logical foundations, epistemology and metaphysics of practical thinking. The book is intended for philosophers and for those political theorists and social scientists who are concerned with the philosophical presuppositions and implications of their enquiries. The book is deliberately organized so that those with less interest in the logical issues dealt with in Part I can proceed quickly and easily to the more substantive issues in Parts II and III."

Introduction: the place and plan of the enquiry
On the Formal Structure of Practical Thinking
The logical foundations of practical thinking
On the formal structure of ontological and deontological constraints
On the formal structure of probabilistic thinking
On the formal structure of thinking about practical preferences
Aspects and Kinds of Practical Evaluation
On chosen interventions in the course of nature
Agents and their actions
Practical attitudes: their objects and levels
On some common characterizations of actions and agents
Principles of practical evaluation
On the relation between evaluative and regulative standards of conduct
Prudence and welfare
Morality, prudence and legality
On pragmatic and practical idealizations
On the Epistemology and Metaphysics of Practical Thinking
On the relation between cognitive and practical rationality
On argument and evidence in morals
On understanding other moralities and the limits of moral pluralism
On the analysis of moral systems as a topic for speculation and a source of moral guidance
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ISBN: 9780521299435
ISBN-10: 0521299438
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 3rd November 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41

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