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Autonomy of Values

Determinations, Affirmations and Mediations

by Udenta O. Udenta

In this highly challenging, provocative and sometimes, disturbing philosophical work, the author argues that reality is a function of value while value in turn projects three distinct properties: determination, affirmation and mediation. He contends that all values are amoral at their point of incarnation; that determination is a process of becoming; that affirmation of values is the establishment of “beingness”, while mediation relates either to the over-empowerment or over-disempowerment of values, at which stage they are transformed into legitimate or inauthentic entities.

Drawing substantially from metaphysics, literature, natural science, cultural studies, genetic biology and religion, not to mention mystic and transcendental knowledge, the book interrogates such subjects as the meaning of life and death, ultimate values, literary values, eugenics, cloning and man’s perpetual search for immortality. Guaranteed to generate intense and passionate debate, Autonomy of Values: Determinations, Affirmations and Mediations is as strange as books come; enigmatic, esoteric, and yet poignantly evocative, lucid, well-reasoned with a heightened and celebratory use of language.

ISBN 9789789182237 | 224 pages | 229 x 152mm | 2015 | Kraft Books, Nigeria | Paperback




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