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Morality : the why and the what of it

Author: James P Sterba
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Well-known philosophers from a variety of philosophical orientations vigorously discuss James Sterba's bold claims that morality is required by reason and that even a minimal morality leads to broadly egalitarian commitments--Alison M. Jaggar, on back cover.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Sterba
ISBN: 9780813346816 0813346819 9780813346823 0813346827
OCLC Number: 744287474
Description: viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A sketch of an argument. From rationality to equality / James P. Sterba --
Critiques of the argument. Rationality and morality in Sterba / Charles W. Mills ; Reasons to be moral / Candace A. Vogler ; Further thoughts on the moral skeptic / Anita M. Superson ; The justification of morality / Russ Shafer-Landau ; Sterba's vindication of morality / Allan F. Gibbard ; Egoism, altruism, and our cooperative social order / Gerald F. Gaus ; Why libertarianism does not lead to welfare and equality / Tibor R. Machan --
Responses to the critiques. Further thoughts on arguing from rationality to equality / James P. Sterba.
Responsibility: [edited by] James P. Sterba [and others].

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"James Sterba neatly weaves together meta-ethical and normative ethical arguments to the conclusions that morality is rationally required and that it requires substantial equality. His position is Read more...

 
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