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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Anarchy and Legal Order : Law and Politics for a Stateless Society.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|ISBN:||9781139843034 1139843036 9781139840668 1139840665 9781139424899 1139424890 9781107032286 1107032288|
|Notes:||1. Recognizing the Value and Incommensurability of Basic Aspects of Well-Being Rules out Making Harm to Any the Goal of One's Action or a Means to One's Goal.|
|Description:||1 online resource (434 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; ANARCHY AND LEGAL ORDER; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Laying Foundations; I.A REASONABLE CONCEPTION OF THE GOOD LIFE WILL INVOLVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH WELFARE AND RIGHT ACTION; II. WELFARE IS MULTIDIMENSIONAL; A. Well-Being Is Diverse and Lacks a Substantive Essence; B. Welfare Is Not Preference-Satisfaction; C. Welfare Is Not a Pleasant Emotional Reaction; 1. It Is a Mistake to Identify Well-Being with a Positive Emotional State; 2. Emotions Necessarily Involve Cognitions. 3. Experiencing an Emotion Is Not Ordinarily the Goal of a Reasonable Action4. Welfare Is Not an Emotion; 5. Well-Being Is Not Identical with or Dependent on One's Emotional Reaction to One's Condition; D. Welfare Is Pluriform; 1. Multiple, Complementary Approaches Help Us Identify Basic Aspects of Well-Being; 2. We Take Something to Be a Dimension of Well-Being if We Treat It as a Basic Reason for Action; 3. Our Judgments about Harms Point Us to Insights about the Nature of Well-Being; 4. It May Be Self-Contradictory to Deny That Some Putative Aspects of Welfare Provide Reasons for Action. 5. Cross-Cultural Consensus May Help Us to Identify Basic Aspects of Well- Being6. We May Be Able to Justify Claims about Well-Being by Seeing How Well They Fit into Coherent Webs of Belief; 7. Varied Approaches to Identifying Aspects of Well-Being May Prove Mutually Supportive; E. The Various Dimensions of Welfare Are Incommensurable and Non-Fungible; F. To Recognize Something as an Aspect of Welfare Is to See a Reason to Pursue It for the Benefit of the Moral Patient of Whose; G. Welfare Is Reaction-Independent and Varied. III. REASONABLY SEEKING TO FLOURISH OR TO HELP ANOTHER TO FLOURISH REQUIRES RECOGNITION, FAIRNESS, AND RESPECTA. Living Well Means Acting Reasonably; B. The Principle of Recognition Calls for the Acknowledgment of All and Only Real Aspects of Well-Being as Worthy Objects of Action; C. The Principle of Fairness Calls for the Avoidance of Arbitrary Distinctions among Those Affected by Our Actions; 1. The Principle of Fairness Protects the Basic Moral Equality of Sentients Capable of Flourishing; 2. The Principle of Fairness Is Grounded in the Recognition of Shared Characteristics. 3. The Principle of Fairness Precludes Distinctions Not Made in Pursuit of Genuine Aspects of Well-Being4. The Principle of Fairness Precludes Distinctions an Actor Would Be Unwilling to Accept If Roles Were Reversed; 5. Accepting the Principle of Fairness Does Not Mean Embracing Impartial Consequentialism; 6. Fairness Is Quite Compatible with Pursuing Particular Projects; 7. Reasonableness Requires Fairness; D. The Principle of Respect Calls for the Avoidance of Purposeful and Instrumental Harm.|
'Anarchism's case, against the state and for the viability and desirability of a polycentric legal order, receives its most challenging and detailed articulation in Chartier's book.' Hillel Steiner,