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What we owe to each other

Author: Thomas Scanlon
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998. ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T.M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Scanlon
ISBN: 0674950895 9780674950894
OCLC Number: 39189891
Notes: Book based on material presented at meetings and colloquiums; several chapters have been previously published in various journals.
Description: ix, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Reasons and values --
1. Reasons --
2. Values --
3. Well-being --
2. Right and wrong --
4. Wrongness and reasons --
5. The structure of contractualism --
6. Responsibility --
7. Promises --
8. Relativism.
Responsibility: T.M. Scanlon.

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How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and  Read more...

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[Scanlon's] discussions are deep and honest, and they illuminate many key concepts of moral philosophy: well being, trust, friendship, loyalty, promises. It would be--and will be--the business of Read more...

 
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