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Alan Gewirth


Who is Alan Gewirth?

Alan Gewirth was an American philosopher, a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, and author of Reason and Morality, Human Rights: Essays on Justification and Applications, The Community of Rights, Self-Fulfillment, and numerous other writings in moral philosophy and political philosophy.

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Google previewHandbook of Economics and Ethics (2009)

by Jan Peil, Irene van Staveren

Alan Gewirth is a notable modern philosopher who has written extensively on human worth and dignity. Gewirth defines dignity as signifying 'a kind of intrinsic worth that belongs equally to all human beings as such, constituted by certain ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethics (2013)

by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker

Gewirth's Kantianism Alan GEWIRTH is an uncompromising ethical rationalist who, like Kant, proceeds from an analysis of the concept of rational agency and who, again like Kant, ends with a single, fundamental principle of morals.

Google previewAmerican Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (2008)

by John Lachs, Robert B. Talisse

Alan Gewirth takes rightsoffreedom and wellbeingto be necessary conditions of purposive action.To deny that one has these rights is therefore contradictory, butthey are not held by Gewirth to be absolute sincethere are circumstances under ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

Contemporary Kantian moral philosophers include John Rawls, Alan Donagan, Alan Gewirth, and, to some degree, R. M. Hare.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (2009)

by Barbara Kerr

Ethical philosopher Alan Gewirth described how aspirations develop over time from nebulous, fleeting early wishes, to unsatisfied desires, and later to a sensed need for accomplishment with regard to dimensions of life such as knowledge ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Theory (2010)

by Mark Bevir

through appeals to autonomy (Alan Gewirth) or human capabilities ...

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