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Feldman, Fred 1941-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 174 publications in 5 languages and 4,706 library holdings
Genres: Essays  History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Fred Feldman
Confrontations with the reaper : a philosophical study of the nature and value of death by Fred Feldman( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is death? Do people survive death? What do we mean when we say that someone is "dying"? Presenting a clear and engaging discussion of the classic philosophical questions surrounding death, this book studies the great metaphysical and moral problems of death, concluding with a novel consequentialist theory about the morality of killing, applying it to such thorny practical issues as abortion, suicide, and euthanasia. Book jacket."--Jacket
Utilitarianism, hedonism, and desert : essays in moral philosophy by Fred Feldman( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Feldman is an important philosopher, who has made a substantial contribution to utilitarian moral philosophy. This collection of ten previously published essays plus a new introductory essay reveal the striking originality and unity of his views. Feldman's version of utilitarianism differs from traditional forms in that it evaluates behaviour by appeal to the values of accessible worlds. These worlds are in turn evaluated in terms of the amounts of pleasure they contain, but the conception of pleasure involved is a novel one and the formulation of hedonism improved. In Feldman's view pleasure is not a feeling but a propositional attitude. He also deals with problems of justice that affect standard forms of utilitarianism. The collection is ideally suited for courses on contemporary utilitarian theory
Pleasure and the good life : concerning the nature, varieties and plausibility of hedonism by Fred Feldman( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since ancient times, hedonism has been one of the most attractive and controversial theories. In this text, the author presents a careful, modern formulation of hedonism, defending the theory against some of the most important objections
Introductory ethics by Fred Feldman( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is this thing called happiness? by Fred Feldman( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Feldman presents a study of the nature and value of happiness. He offers critical discussions of the main philosophical and psychological theories of happiness, and a presentation and defense of his own theory of happiness
Doing the best we can : an essay in informal deontic logic by Fred Feldman( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several years ago I came across a marvelous little paper in which Hector-Neri Castaneda shows that standard versions of act utilitarian l ism are formally incoherent. I was intrigued by his argument. It had long seemed to me that I had a firm grasp on act utilitarianism. Indeed, it had often seemed to me that it was the clearest and most attractive of normative theories. Yet here was a simple and relatively uncontrover sial argument that showed, with only some trivial assumptions, that the doctrine is virtually unintelligible. The gist of Castaneda's argument is this: suppose we understand act utilitarianism to be the view that an act is obligatory if and only if its utility exceeds that of each alternative. Suppose it is obligatory for a certain person to perform an act with two parts - we can call it 'A & B'. Then, obviously enough, it is also obligatory for this person to perform the parts, A and B. If act utilitarianism were true, we appar ently could infer that the utility of A & B is higher than that of A, and higher than that of B (because A & B is obligatory, and the other acts are alternatives to A & B)
The first three Internationals, their history and lessons by George Edward Novack( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the philosophy of death( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook consists of 21 essays on the nature and value of death, the relevance of the metaphysics of time and personal identity for questions about death, the desirability of immortality, and the wrongness of killing
The good, the right, life and death : essays in honor of Fred Feldman by Jason R Raibley( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributive justice : getting what we deserve from our country by Fred Feldman( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents and defends a novel theory of distributive justice, according to which political economic distributive justice reigns in a state if the government of that state ensures that citizens receive the benefits and burdens they deserve from it. The book starts with a more precise characterization of the target of this inquiry - political economic distributive justice. It then proceeds to explicate the concept of desert, evaluate proposed ways of justifying desert claims, formulate a number of desertist theories of justice, and draw out the special features of the version defended here. Once the proposed form of desertism has been stated, its implications are compared to those of egalitarianism, luck egalitarianism, sufficientism, the difference principle, libertarianism, and prioritarianism, with the aim of showing that desertism yields more attractive results in cases that prove difficult for other theories currently being discussed in the literature. Arguments - especially arguments deriving from Rawls -- against desertism are explained and shown to be ineffective. There is discussion of the distinction between comparative and non-comparative justice. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between (a) theories about the moral rightness of distributions, (b) theories about the intrinsic value of distributions, and (c) theories specifically about the justice of distributions. There is discussion of the unfortunate results of confusion of these different sorts of theory. The views of Rawls, Nozick, Parfit, Frankfurt, Feinberg and others are discussed. A version of the method of reflective equilibrium is explained and defended. The book concludes with a series of admissions concerning puzzles that remain unsolved.--Publisher website
A Cartesian introduction to philosophy by Fred Feldman( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of philosophy of death( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to philosophy by Fred Feldman( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to ethics by Fred Feldman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las tres primeras internacionales by George Edward Novack( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about the 1972 Communist Party election campaign by Fred Feldman( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some problems concerning identity by Fred Feldman( )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As quatro internacionais by George Edward Novack( Book )

in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Synthetic reductionism in moral philosophy by Scott Hill( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I defend the view that moral properties are identical to properties that can be expressed without using moral vocabulary
Introductory ethics by Fred Feldman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Confrontations with the reaper : a philosophical study of the nature and value of death
Alternative Names
Fred Feldman American philosopher

Fred Feldman filósofo estadounidense

Fred Feldman philosophe américain

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Utilitarianism, hedonism, and desert : essays in moral philosophyPleasure and the good life : concerning the nature, varieties and plausibility of hedonismIntroductory ethicsWhat is this thing called happiness?Doing the best we can : an essay in informal deontic logicThe good, the right, life and death : essays in honor of Fred FeldmanIntroduction to ethics