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Shades of goodness : gradability, demandingness and the structure of moral theories

Author: Rob Lawlor
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Shades of Goodness' is aimed at readers interested in moral theories, and particularly those wishing to construct or defend a moral theory.
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Lawlor, Rob.
Shades of goodness.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)768077677
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Lawlor
ISBN: 9780230573574 0230573576
OCLC Number: 318670782
Description: x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction PART I: ACT-CONSEQUENTIALISM Act-Consequentialism and Goodness Act-Consequentialism and the Threshold Account From Satisficing to Cost-Sensitive Consequentialism The Rejection of Act-Consequentialism Summary PART II: SCALAR CONSEQUENTIALISM Scalar Consequentialism Summary PART III: DEONTOLOGY: ROSS-STYLE PLURALISM Ross-Style Pluralism and Gradability Ross's Terminology Moral Pluralism and the Threshold Account Summary PART IV: GRADABILITY IN OTHER MORAL THEORIES The Structure of Other Moral Theories Summary PART V: DEONTOLOGY: NON-GRADABLE MORAL MONISM Alternatives to the Threshold Account The Independence Account and the Indirect Account Summary Conclusion Appendices Notes Bibliography Index
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It is typically thought that the demandingness problem is specifically a problem for consequentialists because of the gradable nature of consequentialist theories. Shades of Goodness argues that most  Read more...

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