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Author Moravcsik, J. M. E.

Title The ties that bind / by Julius M. Moravcsik
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Ethics of Ideals -- Planning -- Aims and Aim Setting -- Agency -- Relating Aim and Character in the Person with a Good Ideal -- Criteria of Evaluation -- Emotion -- Ends and Aims -- Ideals and Attitudes -- Types of Attitudes and Their Role in Ethics -- Criteria of Assessment for Attitudes -- Role Modeling: Learning Theory for E.I. -- Individual and Social-Political Ethics Intertwined -- Empirical Interdependencies -- Conceptual Dependencies -- Bringing About Adequate Intertwining -- Communal Ties in a Value-Based Community -- Communal Dynamics and Political Structures -- What is to be Done? -- Developing Adequate Communal Ties -- Definition of the Value-based Community -- Definition of a Communal Tie -- Criteria of Evaluation for Communal Ties -- Proposed Adequate Communal Tie -- Freedom, Responsibility, and Work in Communal Life -- Metaphysical Considerations of Freedom and Responsibility -- Freedom -- Responsibility -- Political Units -- Work in a Good Community -- The Roots of Justice: Sharing and Good Ties -- Fairness: to whom? On what basis? -- Sharing -- Expanding Sharing -- Justice Based on Appropriate Sharing and Sound Communal Ties -- Communities and Outsiders -- When Love Grows Cold
Summary "This book, like in classical times (Plato, Aristotle), treats individual and communal ethics as intertwined. At its heart lies the quartet of respect, concern for welfare of others, trust, and care as the basic communal ties. The community needs to be built on these. Acquisition and practice of other values and goods are within the frame of the four underlying "pillars". The four basic notions are attitudes and as such consist of both rational and emotional elements. Thus our ethics is based neither purely on sentiment nor purely on reason. As such they will yield us guidelines, to be filled in contextually, not rigid rule systems. Moravcsik's proposal for ethics is pluralistic but not relativistic. It does not deny some objective ground for sound communal life, but leaves many alternatives within which the four basic ties can be implemented."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-289) and index
Notes English
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Subject Ethics.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
ethics (philosophy)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281377015