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Moral desert : a critique

Author: Howard Simmons
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010.
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In this book, the author critically explores the idea that we deserve to be praised or rewarded for good behavior and blamed or punished when we act badly, which seems central to everyone's moral deliberation and practices. Simmons considers the implications of his views for distributive justice and personal morality.
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Simmons, Howard.
Moral desert.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010
(DLC) 2009943078
(OCoLC)496967052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Simmons
ISBN: 9780761850953 0761850953
OCLC Number: 848895598
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 155 pages)
Contents: Quandaries of desert --
The implications of determinism --
Retributivism --
A utilitarian approach to punishment --
Utilitarian punishment in detail --
Effort and distributive justice --
Morality and blame --
Conclusion: desert skeptics in a vengeful world.
Responsibility: Howard Simmons.

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