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Scheffler, Samuel 1951-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 10,253 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Samuel Scheffler
The rejection of consequentialism : a philosophical investigation of the considerations underlying rival moral conceptions by Samuel Scheffler( )

85 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this reconsideration of the case against consequentialism the author has now taken the opportunity to supplement the original work with three susbtantial subsequently published essays in which he responds to criticism of the book and further develops various of its themes and arguments
Boundaries and allegiances : problems of justice and responsibility in liberal thought by Samuel Scheffler( )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is written from a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards, and critical of, liberal political philosophy. The essays explore the capacity of liberal thought, and of the moral traditions on which it draws, to accomodate a variety of challenges posed by the changing circumstances of the modern world. The essays consider how, in an era of rapid globalization, when people's lives are structured by social arrangements and institutions of ever-increasing size, complexity, and scope, we can best conceive of the responsibilities of individual agents and the normative significance of people's diverse commitments and allegiances. The volume is linked by common themes including the responsibilities persons have in virtue of belonging to a community, the compatibility of such obligations with equality, the demands of distributive justice in general, and liberalism's relationship to liberty, community, and equality."--Jacket
Equality and tradition : questions of value in moral and political theory by Samuel Scheffler( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by noted philosopher Samuel Scheffler combines discussion of abstract questions in moral and political theory with attention to the normative dimension of current social and political controversies. In addition to chapters on more abstract issues such as the nature of human valuing, the role of partiality in ethics, and the significance of the distinction between doing and allowing, the volume also includes essays on immigration, terrorism, toleration, political equality, and the normative significance of tradition. Uniting the essays is a shared preoccupation with questions about human value and values. The volume opens with an essay that considers the general question of what it is to value something - as opposed, say, to wanting it, wanting to want it, or thinking that it is valuable. Other essays explore particular values, such as equality, whose meaning and content are contested. Still others consider the tensions that arise, both within and among individuals, in consequence of the diversity of human values. One of the overarching aims of the book is to illuminate the different ways in which liberal political theory attempts to resolve conflicts of both of these kinds
Death and the afterlife by Samuel Scheffler( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suppose you knew that, though you yourself would live your life to its natural end, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed thirty days after your death. To what extent would you remain committed to your current projects and plans? Would scientists still search for a cure for cancer? Would couples still want children? In Death and the Afterlife, philosopher Samuel Scheffler poses this thought experiment in order to show that the continued life of the human race after our deaths--the "afterlife" of the title--matters to us to an astonishing and previously neglected degree. Indeed, Scheffler shows that, in certain important respects, the future existence of people who are as yet unborn matters more to us than our own continued existence and the continued existence of those we love. Without the expectation that humanity has a future, many of the things that now matter to us would cease to do so. By contrast, the prospect of our own deaths does little to undermine our confidence in the value of our activities. Despite the terror we may feel when contemplating our deaths, the prospect of humanity's imminent extinction would pose a far greater threat to our ability to lead lives of wholehearted engagement. Scheffler further demonstrates that, although we are not unreasonable to fear death, personal immortality, like the imminent extinction of humanity, would also undermine our confidence in the values we hold dear. His arresting conclusion is that, in order for us to lead value-laden lives, what is necessary is that we ourselves should die and that others should live. Death and the Afterlife concludes with commentary by four distinguished philosophers--Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf--who discuss Scheffler's ideas with insight and imagination. Scheffler adds a final reply."--Publisher's description
Human morality by Samuel Scheffler( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some people believe that the demands of morality coincide with the requirements of an enlightened self-interest. Others believe that morality is diametrically opposed to considerations of self-interest. Written by one of the most prominent moral philosophers working today, this important study argues that there is another position, intermediate between these extremes, which makes better sense of the totality of our moral thought and practice. Scheffler elaborates this position via an examination of morality's content, scope, authority, and deliberative role. Although conflicts between morality and self-interest do arise, according to this position, nevertheless morality is fundamentally a reasonable and humane phenomenon. Moreover, the psychological bases of effective moral motivation have sources deep within the self, and morally motivated individuals try to shape their own interests so as to avoid conflict with morality. Human practices and institutions help to determine the prevalence of these motives, and because in this and other ways they influence the degree to which conflicts between morality and self-interest actually occur, the extent of such conflict is not fixed or immutable, and is in part a social and a political issue
On what matters by Derek Parfit( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
Consequentialism and its critics by Samuel Scheffler( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items appended as a guide to further reading
On what matters by Derek Parfit( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book 'Reasons and Persons'. Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion
Reason and value : themes from the moral philosophy of Joseph Raz by R. Jay Wallace( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why worry about future generations? by Samuel Scheffler( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why should we care what happens to future generations? Samuel Scheffler argues that we are more invested in the fate of our descendants than we may realize. Implicit in our own attachments are powerful reasons for wanting the chain of human generations to persist into the indefinite future under conditions conducive to human flourishing
On what matters by Derek Parfit( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book 'Reasons and Persons'. Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion
On What Matters : Two-volume set by Derek Parfit( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination. The second volume of Derek Parfit's magnum opus is in four parts. The first presents critiques of his work by four of the world's leading moral philosophers. The second contains his responses. The third and longest part is a self-contained monograph by Parfit on normativity. The final part comprises seven new essays by Parfit on Kant, reasons, irrationality, autonomy - and why the universe exists
On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
Families, nations, and strangers by Samuel Scheffler( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what matters by Derek Parfit( )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. Parfit now presents a powerful new treatment of reasons, rationality, and normativity, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories - Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism - leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along the way he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone working on moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
Human morality by Samuel Scheffler( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Tanner lectures on human values by Mark Matheson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, was established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner. Lectureships are awarded to outstanding scholars or leaders in broadly defined fields of human values and transcend ethnic, national, religious, or ideological distinctions. Volume 32 features lectures given during the academic year 2011-2012 at the University of Michigan; Princeton University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Utah; and Yale University
On what mattersn3 by Derek Parfit( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boundaries and allegiances problems of justice and responsibility in liberal thought by Samuel Scheffler( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what matters by Derek Parfit( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. In this first volume Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons and rationality, and a critical examination of three systematic moral theories -- Kant's ethics, contractualism, and consequentialism -- leading to his own ground-breaking synthetic conclusion. Along theway he discusses a wide range of moral issues, such as the significance of consent, treating people as a means rather than an end, and free will and responsibility. On What Matters is already the most-discussed work in moral philosophy: its publication is likely to establish it as a modern classic which everyone workingon moral philosophy will have to read, and which many others will turn to for stimulation and illumination
 
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On what matters On what matters On What Matters : Two-volume set
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Boundaries and allegiances : problems of justice and responsibility in liberal thoughtEquality and tradition : questions of value in moral and political theoryHuman moralityOn what mattersConsequentialism and its criticsOn what mattersOn what mattersOn What Matters : Two-volume set
Alternative Names
Samuel Scheffler American philosopher

Samuel Scheffler Amerikaans filosoof

Samuel Scheffler filósofo estadounidense

Samuel Scheffler philosophe américain

Samuel Scheffler US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Hochschullehrer

Scheffler, Samuel

塞繆爾·舍夫勒

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English (262)

German (3)

Chinese (2)

Italian (1)