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The geometry of desert

Author: Shelly Kagan
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People differ in terms of how morally deserving they are. And it is a good thing if people get what they deserve. Accordingly, it is important to work out an adequate theory of moral desert. But while certain aspects of such a theory have been frequently discussed in the philosophical literature, many others have been surprisingly neglected. For example, if it is indeed true that it is morally good for people to get  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelly Kagan
ISBN: 9780199895595 0199895597 9780199980093 0199980098
OCLC Number: 813529772
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Philosophy) 2012
Description: xiv, 656 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Moral desert --
Fault forfeits first --
Desert graphs --
Skylines --
Other shapes --
Placing peaks --
The ratio view --
Similar offense --
Graphing comparative desert --
Variation --
Groups --
Desert taken as a whole --
Reservations.
Responsibility: Shelly Kagan.

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The Geometry of Desert explores the hidden complexity of moral desert. Using graphs to illustrate and contrast alternative views, it carefully investigates the various ways in which the value of an  Read more...

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The Geometry of Desert is a fascinating, illuminating, creative and highly original piece of philosophy. Kagan has taken the idea of desert in directions few could have imagined. * Victor Tadros, Read more...

 
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