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Rethinking the good : moral ideals and the nature of practical reasoning

Author: Larry S Temkin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford ethics series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In choosing between moral alternatives we typically make calculations of the following kind, using the principle of transitivity: A is better than B; B is better than C; therefore A is better than C. Temkin shows that if we want to continue making plausible judgments, we cannot continue to make these assumptions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Temkin, Larry S.
Rethinking the good.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011004595
(OCoLC)701622832
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry S Temkin
ISBN: 9780199909544 0199909547 0199932212 9780199932214
OCLC Number: 773919477
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Aggregation and Problems about Trade-offs: Many-Person Spectrum ; 3. A "New" Principle of Aggregation ; 4. On the Separateness of Individuals, Compensation, and Aggregation ; 5. Aggregation and Problems about Trade-offs Within Lives: Single- Person Spectrum Arguments ; 6. Another Spectrum Argument: From Infant to Fertilized Ovum ; 7. Exploring Transitivity: Part I ; 8. Exploring Transitivity: Part II ; 9. Expected Utility Theory/Expected Value Theory ; 10. Spectrum Arguments: Objections and Replies ; 11. On the Value of Utility and Two Models for Combining Ideals ; 12. On the Nature of Moral Ideals, Part I ; 13. On the Nature of Moral Ideals, Part II ; 14. Juggling to Preserve Transitivity ; 15. Conclusion ; Appendices ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford ethics series.
Responsibility: Larry S. Temkin.

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