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Why Things Matter to People: Social Science, Values and Ethical Life

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Andrew Sayer undertakes a fundamental critique of social science's difficulties in acknowledging that people's relation to the world is one of concern. As sentient beings, capable of flourishing and suffering, and particularly vulnerable to how others treat us, our view of the world is substantially evaluative. Yet modernist ways of thinking encourage the common but ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 20th 2011)
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Not a simple read, but rewarding. Sayer takes on the challenge of understanding human flourishing and suffering, and charts a path that successfully transcends the differences between practical reasoning and moral philosophy.
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