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Studies in Social Philosophy by Nicholas Rescher
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Nicholas Rescher's interest in issues of social philosophy, now dating back over forty years, have resulted in four previous books. Additionally, however, he has during this time also written more than a dozen essays on various particular problems and issues of this domain - usually in response to the needs of some special occasion. The aim of the present volume is to collect this material together in coordinative conjunction. The resultant book will not only offer a panorama of Rescher's views on some of the key issues of the field, but also convey a sense of the procedural ways and means by which Rescher thinks that philosophical deliberations can serve to shed some instructive light on such ever-controversial matters.For Rescher is convinced in theory and has sought to illustrate in practice that constructive thinking in this domain calls for implementing a quantitative approach from a moral perspective, and that neither the measurable quantities not the intangible values of the situation can be overlooked in a cogent assessment of the issues. It is his hope that these essays will confirm the justice of this conviction.

Table of Contents

Technology, Complexity and Social Decision; Risking Democracy; Is Consensus Required for a Rational Social Order?; Morality in Government and Politics; On the Rationale of Governmental Regulation; Social Welfare: Some Philosophical Issues; Collective Responsibility; The Bell Cure Revisited; In the Line of Duty; Technological Progress and Human Happiness; The Social Value of Life; The Allocation of Exotic Medical Lifesaving Therapy; Ethical Issues Regarding the Delivery of Health Care Services; Moral Issues Relating to the Economics of New Knowledge in the Biomedical Sciences; Index.
Release date NZ
March 7th, 2006
Country of Publication
ontos verlag
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