By Ramon M. Lemos

ISBN-10: 0813013666

ISBN-13: 9780813013664

"Timelessly precious. . . .  An unique, systematic therapy of a few very important matters in ethical philosophy which have been missed in recent times. . . . A best suited publication of normal curiosity to philosophers."--James Rachels, collage of Alabama at Birmingham

"A significant contribution to the final concept of price and ethical philosophy.  Its thoroughness is unsurpassed in contemporary philosophy."--Panayot Butchvarov, collage of Iowa

Ramon Lemos develops and vindicates a view of "the irreducibility, rationality, and objectivity of price in its place to reductionist, skeptical, relativist, and subjectivist remedies of value."  whereas conventional in his strategy, Lemos concentrates regularly on constructing his personal perspectives instead of on featuring feedback of the perspectives of others.

 One of the primary theses of his e-book is that price is neither exact with nor reducible to mental phenomena similar to liking or disliking, who prefer, comparing, and valuing or disvaluing.  He examines several types of price, where of ethical price inside them, the ontological prestige of the bearers of price, and the connection among morality and rationality.  In transparent writing he defines the problems he considers, units out his place, and helps his perspectives with unique arguments that exhibit his understanding of the background of ethical philosophy.

 He additionally discusses the various implications for larger schooling of his view of the full human strong, arguing that the duty of upper schooling is to help scholars in buying their entire sturdy, now not only to extend their realizing of arts and sciences. 

Ramon M. Lemos is professor of philosophy on the collage of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.  he's the writer of Metaphysical Investigations; Rights, items, and Democracy; Hobbes and Locke:  energy and Consent; Rousseau's Political Philosophy:  An Exposition and Interpretation; and Experience, brain, and price: Philosophical Essays and of essays and studies in philosophical journals.

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I am deeply grateful to him for his many insightful and detailed comments and suggestions. I have followed some but not all of his suggestions. On certain philosophical issues we disagree. My respect for him as a philosopher, however, is so great that usually when we disagree I come away feeling that he sees things I fail to see. For the many flaws that doubtless remain I alone am responsible, especially in view of the fact that I have not unfailingly followed the suggestions he made. As always, my profoundest debt of gratitude is to my wife, to whose memory this book is dedicated, for her unfailing cheerfulness and encouragement over many years and for constantly providing throughout these years absolutely ideal conditions under which to work.

This would happen if I come to regard my being ashamed as being appropriate, fitting, right, or good. If I do so come to regard it, I might also come to like my being ashamed as something that is appropriate, fitting, right, or good. If so, then we have a series consisting of a liking, a disliking, and then a liking. First I like looking at the accident victims. This is followed by my being ashamed of this first liking. In being ashamed of the first liking I might come to dislike it. Being ashamed is an essentially painful phenomenon, and in being ashamed I might come to dislike something that initially I liked.

There are, however, at least three uses of the term and its cognates in which we shall be interested. In one of these uses it is used as a verb, as in "I value a," ''you value b," and "he values c". In a second it is used as an adjective, as in "x is valuable". In a third it is used as a noun, as in "Some of John's values are a, b, and c," in which the values of the variables "a," "b," and "c" are some of the things John values. In this third sense of the term it is the things themselves valued by a person that constitute the values of that person.

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