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Deontology

Author: Stephen L Darwall
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Series: Blackwell readings in philosophy, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Deontology is a major approach to normative ethical theory that holds that whether an agent's action is right or wrong depends not just on consequences, but also on other "agent-relative" features of an individual's situation - their relations to others, to past actions, and so on." "One classical source for this view is Kant's idea that every person has an inestimable worth, or dignity, that cannot be traded off
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Darwall
ISBN: 0631231110 9780631231110 0631231129 9780631231127
OCLC Number: 49529901
Description: vii, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Classical sources --
From groundwork of the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant --
From the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant --
On a supposed right to lie from philanthropy / Immanuel Kant --
From a review of the principal questions in morals / Richard Price --
From the right and the good / W.D. Ross --
Part II: Contemporary expressions --
Moral constraints and moral goals / Robert Nozick --
Agent-relativity and deontology / Thomas Nagel --
Agent-centered restrictions from the inside out / Stephen Darwall --
The trolley problem / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
Harming some to save others / Frances Myrna Kamm --
Actions, intentions, and consequences: the doctrine of double effect / Warren Quinn --
The right to lie: Kant on dealing with evil / Christine Korsgaard.
Series Title: Blackwell readings in philosophy, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Darwall.

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With a helpful introduction by Stephen Darwall, examines key topics in deontological moral theory. Includes seven essays which respond to the classic sources. Includes classic excerpts by key  Read more...

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