BUSS, S. T.,
Rethinking the Value of Humanity.
Oxford University Press, 2023. 456p. Hardback. Some philosophers hold, with Kant, that humanity (and perhaps only humanity) has priceless value. This special worth, they claim, underwrites the importance of morality. But precisely what is this value? How do we acquire knowledge of it? This collection offers a rich discussion of Kant's framework, pre-Kantian conceptions of value, and a wide range of post-Kantian and contemporary theories. It should be essential reading for all students of ethics. Richard Kraut, author of Against Absolute Goodness (Publisher's information).