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Persons, interests, and justice

Author: Nils Holtug; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In our lives, we aim to achieve welfare for ourselves, that is, to live good lives. But we also have another, more impartial perspective, where we aim to balance our concern for our own welfare  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Holtug; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199580170 0199580170 9780199658282 0199658285
OCLC Number: 840303559
Description: x, 356 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART I. PRUDENCE ; 2. Self-interest ; 3. Personal Identity ; 4. What Matters ; 5. On the Value of Coming into Existence ; PART II. JUSTICE ; 6. Welfarism ; 7. Egalitarianism ; 8. Prioritarianism ; 9. Population Ethics ; 10. Metaphysics and Justice ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Nils Holtug.

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The book shows how the seemingly uncontroversial assumptions about personhood and interest made by many philosophers especially political philosophers are in fact controversial, and that that makes Read more...

 
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