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Value, Respect, and Attachment : The Seeley Lectures - Joseph Raz

Value, Respect, and Attachment

The Seeley Lectures

Hardcover Published: 17th September 2001
ISBN: 9780521801805
Number Of Pages: 188

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The book is a contribution to the study of values, as they affect both our personal and our public life. It defends the view that values are necessarily universal, on the ground that that is a condition of their intelligibility. It does, however, reject most common conceptions of universality, like those embodied in the writings on human rights. It aims to reconcile the universality of value with (a) the social dependence of value and (b) the centrality to our life of deep attachments to people and countries alike. Building from there, the book explores personal love, the value of life, and the fundamental duty of respect for people.

'This engaging book explores the central issues surrounding value in an interesting and thought-provoking manner and is well worth reading.' Philosophical Writings

Introduction
Value and uniqueness
Universality and difference
The value of staying alive
Respecting people
Index
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ISBN: 9780521801805
ISBN-10: 052180180X
Series: The Seeley Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 17th September 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39