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Ethical Values in the Age of Science


  • Date Published: November 1969
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521095921

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  • In this 1969 text, Paul Roubiczek argues that in the age of science there is still a place for ethics and a need for the philosophical method. He attempts to prove this by examining the contributions of three disciplines - history, psychology and sociology - towards man's understanding of his moral involvement with society. By illustrating that all three leave gaps or lead to contradictions, he poses the question of whether it is possible to speak of an absolute morality, which he answers by confronting 'objective method' with 'subjective method'. Only the latter can lead to a full understanding of ethics. Later, Roubiczek goes on to examine different ethical teachings, in particular, Kant's theory of knowledge and ethics, and shows that acceptance of an unconditional ethical teaching requires a Kierkegaardian 'leap into the unknown'. However, he claims that, in the field of ethics, the leap turns out to be certainty.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1969
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521095921
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Philosophy and ethics
    2. Ethics compared with history and psycho-analysis
    3. Ethics and sociology
    4. The absolute and its relation the thinking
    5. The incompatibility of objective and subjective knowledge
    6. Humanism and ethics
    Part II:
    7. Kant I - his theory of knowledge and of ethics
    8. Kant II - merits and shortcomings of his theory of ethics 9. Values - their nature and application
    10. Relative an absolute values
    11. Truth goodness and love
    12. The leap into certainty

  • Author

    Paul Roubiczek

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