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Value, Respect, and Attachment (The Seeley Lectures) Hardcover – September 17, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0521801805 ISBN-10: 052180180X Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Series: The Seeley Lectures (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (September 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052180180X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521801805
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,838,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

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Joseph Raz is one of the world's leading philosophers of law, and in his Seeley Lectures he reflects critically on one of the central tenets of ethical thought, the view that values are universal. He concludes that we should try to understand what is and what is not entailed by the universality of values, with such a proper understanding central to the future hopes of mankind, rather than abandoning the belief altogether. This is a concise, pithy and attractively humane account of some fundamental questions of social existence.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jean Baillargeon on October 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a book I very much enjoyed reading. The style of Raz's earlier work strikes me as rather laborious, but this book is well written. Raz carefully explores questions related to the value of life, and does so with imagination and humanity. There are also responses to the ideas and views of other philosophers, such as T. Nagel and F. Kamm. Highly recommended.
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