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Being and Duty
Being and Duty

Being and Duty

The contribution of 20th-century Polish thinkers to the theory of imperatives and norms


538 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $59.95 (US $59.95)

Publication Date: August 2013

ISBN 9788378860174

Rights: US & CA

Copernicus Center Press (Aug 2013)

Price: $59.95


Being and Duty is comprised of three components that: a) analyze the creative contribution to the theory of imperatives and norms provided by 20th-century Polish researchers; b) summarize their reflections and considerations; and c) offer a collection of the classic writings of Polish authors of the time, illustrating that their research covered practically the whole scope of the theory of imperatives and norms. Contents include: the preferential situation * preferences and impulses * decisions and tendencies * the verbalization of preferences - imperatives * the axiological situation - evaluations * the obligational situation * the genesis of the obligation * criteria of factuality of obligation * the gradation of obligations * the verbalization of obligations - norms * norms and consultatives * instructions and optatives * the imperative-normative argumentation.