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Towards justice and virtue : a constructive account of practical reasoning

Author: Onora O'Neill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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Towards Justice and Virtue challenges the rivalry between those who advocate only abstract, universal principles of justice and those who commend only the particularities of virtuous lives. Onora O'Neill traces this impasse to defects in underlying conceptions of reasoning about action. She proposes and vindicates a modest account of ethical reasoning and a reasoned way of answering the question 'who counts?', then  Read more...
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O'Neill, Onora, 1941-
Towards justice and virtue.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95049161
(OCoLC)33819005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Onora O'Neill
ISBN: 9780511621239 051162123X
OCLC Number: 817914377
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Contents: Overview : justice against virtue? --
Practical reason : abstraction and construction --
Focus : action, intelligibility and principles --
Scope : agents and subjects : who counts? --
Structure : obligations and rights --
Content I : principles for all : towards justice --
Content II : principles for all : towards virtue.
Responsibility: Onora O'Neill.
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Constructs an account of the basic principles for moving towards just institutions and virtuous lives.  Read more...

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' ... this book will take its place both as a mjaor statement of one version of a broadly Kantian approach to moral philosophy and as a standard work in its own right'. Jonathan Wolff, The Times Read more...

 
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