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From Enlightenment to Receptivity - Rethinking Our Values (Hardcover) Loot Price: R883 Discovery Miles 8 830
From Enlightenment to Receptivity - Rethinking Our Values (Hardcover): Michael Slote
From Enlightenment to Receptivity - Rethinking Our Values (Hardcover): Michael Slote

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From Enlightenment to Receptivity - Rethinking Our Values (Hardcover)

Michael Slote

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This new book by Michael Slote argues that Western philosophy on the whole has overemphasized rational control and autonomy at the expense of the important countervailing value and virtue of receptivity. Recently the ideas of caring and empathy have received a great deal of philosophical and public attention, but both these notions rest on the deeper and broader value of receptivity, and in From Enlightenment to Receptivity, Slote seeks to show that we need to focus more on receptivity if we are to attain a more balanced sense and understanding of what is important to us.
Beginning with a critique of Enlightenment thinking that calls into question its denial of any central role to considerations of emotion and empathy, he goes on to show how a greater emphasis on these factors and on the receptivity that underlies them can give us a more realistic, balanced, and sensitive understanding of our core ethical and epistemological values. This means rejecting post-modernism's blanket rejection of reason and of compelling real values and recognizing, rather, that receptivity should play a major role in how we lead our lives as individuals, in how we relate to nature, in how we acquire knowledge about the world, and in how we relate morally and politically with others.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Michael Slote
Dimensions: 215 x 147 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-997070-4
Barcode: 9780199970704
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
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