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Moral dimensions : permissibility, meaning, blame

Author: Thomas Scanlon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a clear and elegant style, T.M. Scanlon reframes current philosophical debates as he explores the moral permissibility of an action. Permissibility may seem to depend on the agent's reasons for performing an action. There seems to be an important moral difference, for example, between tactical bombing and a campaign by terrorists - even if the same number of noncombatants are killed - and this difference may  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Scanlon
ISBN: 9780674031784 0674031784 9780674057456 0674057457
OCLC Number: 226037245
Description: xii, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The illusory appeal of double effect --
The significance of intent --
Means and ends --
Blame.
Responsibility: T.M. Scanlon.
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Permissibility may seem to depend on the agent's reasons for performing an action. This title reframes philosophical debates as the author explores the moral permissibility of an action.  Read more...

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"Moral Dimensions" is a penetrating study that forces--and enables--us to see the moral landscape in a fresh and nuanced way..."Moral Dimensions" culminates in a masterly exploration of blame, Read more...

 
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