A book on ethics and philosophy of values

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Book I/ The confusion between ethics and axiology   >read

I/ A necessary distinction  >read
1/ The concept of good >
2/ The concept of finality >
3/ The concept of quality >
4/ Conclusion: the notion of value, as irreducible to other ones >

II/ Consequences of the confusion between ethics and axiology  >read
1/ The oblivion of value >
2/ The lack of success of the term “axiology” >
3/ Disappearance, then resurgence of the concept of value, in Moore’s work >

III/ On the impossibility to found morality  >read
1/ It is not to determine what our duty is >
2/ It is not to determine what makes us happy >
3/ It is not finding the origin of morals >
4/ Conclusion >


Book II/ Prolegomena to axiology   >read

I/ Provisional definition of value  >read

II/ Axiological panorama of our time  >read

III/ About the state of mind requested to understand the problem of values  >read
1/ Understanding the lack of foundation of values: the failure of usual methods >
2/ Review of extreme axiological positions >
3/ The epoché of values >
4/ A first essential rule of the method of axiology >

IV/ Reconfiguration of the field of knowledge  >read
1/ Questioning the legitimacy of the aesthetics and of the concept of beauty >
2/ The relations of axiology with other disciplines in general >
3/ The relations between axiology and ontology >
4/ Is axiology a practical or theoretical science? >


Book III/ Proposal for a method for axiology   >read

I/ Where to find the value of things?  >read
A/ In the object?  >
B/ In the subject?  >

II/ Love, as the key concept for axiology  >read
1/ Reconstruction of the concept of love  >
2/ What is contempt?  >
3/ Love, as a problem  >
4/ A critical return to subjectivism and eclecticism  >

III/ Deduction of the method of axiology from the concept of love
A/ Fundamental redefinition of the concept of value and formulation of the method
B/ Concrete application of the analytical method
1/ The principle of hierarchy
2/ The principle of universalisation
3/ Three examples of a concrete determination of a value
4/ Conclusion: about the analytical method