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Drawing morals : essays in ethical theory

Author: Thomas Hurka
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume contains selected essays in moral and political philosophy by Thomas Hurka.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hurka
ISBN: 9780199743094 0199743096
OCLC Number: 769365193
Notes: Normative ethics : back to the future. Value and population size. The well-rounded life. Monism, pluralism, and rational regret. How great a good is virtue?. Two kinds of organic unity. Asymmetries in value. Why value autonomy?. Desert : holistic and individualistic. Virtuous act, virtuous disposition. Games and the good. Rights and capital punishment. Two kinds of satisficing. The justification of national partiality. Proportionality in the morality of war
Description: xi, 276 s. : ill
Contents: Normative ethics : back to the future --
Value and population size --
The well-rounded life --
Monism, pluralism, and rational regret --
How great a good is virtue?. Two kinds of organic unity --
Asymmetries in value --
Why value autonomy?. Desert : holistic and individualistic --
Virtuous act, virtuous disposition --
Games and the good --
Rights and capital punishment --
Two kinds of satisficing --
The justification of national partiality --
Proportionality in the morality of war.
Responsibility: by Thomas Hurka

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One should hope and expect that intriguing puzzles emerge from a collection of essays like this. Perhaps the most important moral to be drawn from Drawing Morals is that Hurka's structural method and Read more...

 
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