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By Andrew Collier
Being and value extends contemporary depth-realist philosophy to the query of values. It argues that beings either within the usual and human worlds have worthy in themselves, even if we know it or now not. This view is defended via and account of the human brain as basically considering that of which it truly is self sufficient. Conclusions persist with either for environmental ethics - that normal beings could be valued for themselves, not only for their use to us - and for justice within the human global, dependent at the concept that people are precise and equivalent in appreciate of 'having a existence to live'.
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This is not a purely cognitive process: the emotions associated with the unconscious belief must be abreacted. But the becoming-conscious of the belief is what sets off the abreaction. The first thing to note about Macmurray’s characterisation of reason is that it preserves and accounts for the double character that the concept ‘rational’ has— like the concept ‘moral’: a descriptive and a normative character. We say ‘humankind is a rational species’, and we say ‘Joe acted irrationally’. Joe could SPINOZISM: THE WORK OF REASON 25 only act irrationally if he was a member of a rational species.
How can we account for this two-sidedness of rationality, and the asymmetry of rationality and irrationality? Macmurray’s definition does it very well. The descriptive notion of rationality—the rationality that distinguishes people from the beasts—is our behaving in terms of the nature of things ‘outside’ us; but our ideas of those things may be more or less adequate, according as we interact more or less sensitively with them. This is not an extra norm imposed on top of the descriptive sense of rationality.
Science rather must pass through abstraction, but the end result is ‘the concrete analysis of the concrete conjuncture’ (Lenin), which is concrete because ‘it is the union of the diverse’ (Marx). 3 That ‘science is not knowledge of reality’ and ‘is descriptive not explanatory’ (1935:187); and that it ‘is always about how things behave, rather than about the things themselves’ (1935:190). Here Macmurray is I think accepting an empiricist or operationalist account of science. e. by abstracting from the operation of other mechanisms) may be features of reality, co-determining the course of the world along with those other mechanisms; these mechanisms are the structures of things, and explain how those things behave.
Being and Worth (Critical Realism, Interventions) by Andrew Collier