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Autonomy and self-respect

Author: Thomas E Hill
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Counter This stimulating collection of essays in ethics eschews the simple exposition and refinement of abstract theories. Rather, the author focuses on everyday moral issues, often neglected by philosophers, and explores the deeper theoretical questions which they raise. Such issues are: Is it wrong to tell a lie to protect someone from a painful truth? Should one commit a lesser evil to prevent another from doing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Hill
ISBN: 0521394643 9780521394642 0521397723 9780521397728
OCLC Number: 23141530
Description: ix, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Servility and self-respect --
Self-respect reconsidered --
Autonomy and benevolent lies --
The importance of autonomy --
Symbolic protest and calculated silence --
Moral purity and the lesser evil --
Self-regarding suicide: a modified Kantian view --
Ideals of human excellence and preserving natural environments --
Weakness of will and character --
Promises to oneself --
Social snobbery and human dignity --
Pains and projects: justifying to oneself --
The message of affirmative action.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
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