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Author Graham, Keith, 1945-

Title Practical reasoning in a social world : how we act together / Keith Graham
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 202 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Practical reasoning in context; CHAPTER 2 The indistinctness of persons: causal interconnection; CHAPTER 3 The indistinctness of persons: the personhood of collectivities; CHAPTER 4 Practical collective identification and dissociation; CHAPTER 5 Practical reasoning: sources and constraints; CHAPTER 6 Practical reasoning and morality; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Keith Graham examines the philosophical assumptions behind the ideas of group membership and loyalty. He offers a new understanding of the multiplicity of sources which vie for the attention of human beings as they decide how to act, and challenges the conventional division between self-interest and altruism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index
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Subject Individualism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social groups -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511014295 (electronic bk.)
0511043848 (electronic bk.)
9780511014291 (electronic bk.)
9780511043840 (electronic bk.)