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Consequentialism and Its Critics (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

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Consequentialism, a moral doctrine that asserts that the right act in any given situation is the one that will produce the best overall outcome, as judged from an impersonal standpoint that gives equal weight to all interests, has been criticized on the grounds that it fails to capture the most crucial features of moral thinking and cannot, when worked out in detail, provide an adequate account of morality. In this anthology, distinguished scholars--Thomas Nagel, T. M. Scanlon, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Samuel Scheffler, Conrad D. Johnson, Bernard Williams, Peter Railton, Amartya Sen, Philippa Foot, and Derek Parfit--debate arguments for and against consequentialism to present a complete view of this significant area in moral philosophy.

Synopsis:

The 31st edition of the Yearbook analyzes developments during 1998 in security and conflicts, military spending and armaments, nonproliferation, and arms control and disarmament.

Table of Contents

Introduction


Classical Utilitarianism, John Rawls, Harvard University


Consequentialism and Integrity, Bernard Williams, University of California


War and Massacre, Thomas Nagel, New York University


Rights, Goals, and Fairness, T.M. Scanlon, Harvard University


Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality, Peter Railton, University of Michigan


Side Constraints, Robert Nozick, Harvard University


Autonomy and Deontology, Thomas Nagel


Is Common-Sense Morality Self-Defeating?, Derek Parfit, All Souls College, Oxford University


Rights and Agency, Amartya Sen, All Souls College, Oxford University


Utilitarianism and the Virtues, Philippa Foot, Somerville College, Oxford University and University of California, Los Angeles


Agent-Centred Restrictions, Rationality, and the Virtues, Samuel Scheffler, University of California, Berkeley


The Authority of the Moral Agent, Conrad D. Johnson, University of Maryland


Product Details

ISBN:
9780198750734
Editor:
Scheffler, Samuel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Scheffler, Samuel
Author:
Scheffler, Samuel
Author:
null, Samuel
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Consequentialism (Ethics)
Subject:
Philosophy | History | Modern
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford readings in philosophy
Series Volume:
no. 194
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 figures
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.38x.65 in. .77 lbs.

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