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The Role of Ethics in Social Theory

Essays from a Habermasian Perspective

The Role of Ethics in Social Theory( )
Author: Smith, Tony
Series title:SUNY Series in Ethical Theory Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 1991
Publisher:State University of New York Press
Imprint:Suny Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $31.95
Book Description:

This book defends the derivation of the ethical principle of universalizability presented by Jürgen Habermas, and illustrates the importance of this principle for both social science and social policy. Beginning with a comprehensive analysis of social theory, Smith divides the theory into nine distinct branches, each devoted to a fundamental question; three branches fall under social science, three under social ethics, and the last three make up social policy. He shows in detail how...
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Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Book Weight:0.94 Pounds

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