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Viable values : a study of life as the root and reward of morality

Author: Tara Smith
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2000.
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This volume examines the most basic foundations of value and morality, demonstrating the shortcomings of major traditional views and proposing that morality is grounded in the objective requirements  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Tara, 1961-
Viable values.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2000
(OCoLC)607415377
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Smith
ISBN: 0847697606 9780847697601 0847697614 9780847697618
OCLC Number: 42397381
Description: ix, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Why Be Moral? A Misconceived Question? Historical Answers. Intuitionism. Contractarianism. Rationalism --
3. Intrinsic Value: A False Foundation. What Is Intrinsic Value? The Evidence for Intrinsic Value. The Regress Argument. Artificial Alternatives --
4. Morality's Roots in Life. The Argument for Morality's Basis in Life. Value's Objectivity. Objections and Clarifications --
5. Morality's Reward: Flourishing. What Flourishing Is. Why Flourishing Is the Proper End of Value. Flourishing Is Objective --
6. Principled Egoism: The Only Way to Live. The Necessity of Egoism. What Self-Interest Is and Demands. Implications for the Relationship between Individuals' Interests.
Responsibility: Tara Smith.

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Smith writes in very clear, engaging language, refreshing and enjoyable. Good index. Recommended. CHOICE Smith undertakes the meta-ethical part and does a commendable job of fleshing out Rand's Read more...

 
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