Norms, Values, and Society

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 31, 1994 - Philosophy - 346 pages
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Norms, Values, and Society is the second Yearbook of the Vienna Circle Institute, which was founded in October 1991. The main part of the book contains original contributions to an international symposium the Institute held in October 1993 on ethics and social philosophy. The papers deal among others with questions of justice, equality, just social institutions, human rights, the connections between rationality and morality and the methodological problems of applied ethics. The Documentation section contains previously unpublished papers by Rudolf Carnap, Philipp Frank, Charles W. Morris and Edgar Zilsel, and the review section presents new publications on the Vienna Circle.
The Vienna Circle Institute is devoted to the critical advancement of science and philosophy in the broad tradition of the Vienna Circle, as well as to the focusing of cross-disciplinary interest on the history and philosophy of science in a social context. The Institute's Yearbooks will, for the most part, document its activities and provide a forum for the discussion of exact philosophy, logical and empirical investigations, and analysis of language.
 

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Contents

Traces of Ancient
13
Elisabeth Nemeth Empiricism and the Norms of Scientific
23
Ernst Tugendhat The Controversy About Human Rights
33
Anton Leist Some Problems in the Justification of Moral Rights
43
Thomas W Pogge Just are the Social Institutions that are Best
57
VI
66
SUSAN MOLLER OKIN Gender and Political Equality
73
Peter Koller Moral Conduct Under Conditions
93
PHILIPPA FOOT Rationality and Virtue
205
JULIAN NIDARUMELIN Rationality and Morality
217
RAINER HEGSELMANN Humboldts Argument Against
229
BAIER The Possibility of Sustaining Trust
245
GERHARD STREMINGER David Humes Criticism
261
HERLINDE PAUERSTUDER Kant and Social Sentiments
279
EDITORIAL REMARKS
289
PHILIPP FRANK The Position of Einsteins Theory of Relativity
295

A Modest Assessment
113
Einheitswissenschaft Ed by Joachim Schulte and Brian McGuinness
128
LUDWIG NAGL How Can Law be Legitimated? Habermas
131
Alexander Somek Democracy and the Problem of Collective
153
DIETER BIRNBACHER Two Methods of Doing Bioethics
173
URSULA WOLF Applied Ethics Applying Ethics and
187
ALLAN S JANIK Professional Ethics Applies Nothing
197
CHARLES W MORRIS Semiotic the SocioHumanistic Sciences
301
Reviews
309
Wissenschaft und Subjektivitat Science and Subjectivity Der Wiener Kreis
320
Activities of the Institute Vienna Circle
337
Index of Names
343
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Herlinde Pauer-Studer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. This is her first work published in English.