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The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays

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$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674013803

Publication: March 2004

Short

208 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

World

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy
    • 1. The Empiricist Background
    • 2. The Entanglement of Fact and Value
    • 3. Fact and Value in the World of Amartya Sen
  • II. Rationality and Value
    • 4. Sen’s “Prescriptivist” Beginnings
    • 5. On the Rationality of Preferences
    • 6. Are Values Made or Discovered?
    • 7. Values and Norms
    • 8. The Philosophers of Science’s Evasion of Values
  • Notes
  • Index