Review of Ethical Idealism, by Nicholas Rescher. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terrance C. McConnell, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of this book is to examine "the nature and function of ideals" (p. 1). Its central thesis is that ideals are important because of their capacity to guide thought and action in beneficial directions, and that ideals "play a positive and productive role in human affairs" even when they are unrealistic or unachievable (p. 1).

Additional Information

Publication
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49(4) (June), pp. 748- 752.
Language: English
Date: 1989
Keywords
Book review, Ethics, Ideals