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Title The ethics of energy : William James's moral philosophy in focus / Sergio Franzese.
Imprint Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (237 pages)
Series Process thought ; v. 19
Process thought ; v. 19.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 25, 2013).
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-233) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject James, William, 1842-1910.
James, William, 1842-1910.
James, William.
Ethics -- History -- 19th century.
Genre History.
Contents William James's moral philosophy in focus -- The anthropological question -- Habits and ethics -- The question of energy -- The ethics of energy.
Summary William James's moral philosophy is neither a remaking of utilitarianism nor it is a theory of values as it is assumed by the majority of his interpreters. Instead James offers an ethical view consistently arising out of valorization of energy of his days, and effecting a counter-tendency to the two great popular scientific currents of the 19th century: the universalizing of Darwinism and the pessimistic ideologies of social entropy. James's ethics moves away from the traditional idealistic or utilitarian grounds and takes place against the background of an up-and-coming philosophical anthropo.
Other Title Print version: Franzese, Sergio. Ethics of Energy : William James's Moral Philosophy in Focus. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2008 9783110327458