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Theories of Action and Morality: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory

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Theories of Action and Morality: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory

Theories of Action and Morality: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory (Reason and Normativity - Razón y Normatividad - Vernunft und Normativität, Book 12) by José M. Torralba and Mark Alznauer
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3487153874 | 271 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

The essays in this volume address the question of whether we can understand human action without reference to moral norms or values. Although the authors approach this question in different and sometimes even incompatible ways, they are united in thinking that it is undesirable or even incoherent to treat human agency as if it were conceptually independent of value questions. The editors have attempted to invite contributions that would be interesting to both philosophers and social theorists. The conjunction of philosophic and sociological perspectives might help to overcome some of the mutual misunderstandings that have been fostered by a lack of dialogue between the philosophic and sociological action theory. The volume includes essays by Terry Pinkard, Sebastian Rödl, Dieter Schönecker, Ana Marta González, John Levi Martin, Alejandro N. García Martínez, Sophie Djigo, Teresa Enríquez, and Evgenia Mylonaki.