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Desert : Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy - George Sher

Desert

Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

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Published: 21st October 1989
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'A complex and subtle depiction of a highly irregular conceptual terrain. ...Sher's discussion in sure to play an important part in future thinking about desert. It has many virtues, foremost among them its thoroughness and clarity and its refusal to dodge difficulties. It represents a stimulating and educative contribution to several different areas of philosophical debate, and on all these grounds deserves to be widely read.'

"A complex and subtle depiction of a highly irregular conceptual terrain... Sher's discussion is sure to play an important part in future thinking about desert. It has many virtues, foremost among them its thoroughness and clarity and its refusal to dodge difficulties. It represents a stimulating and educative contribution to several different areas of philosophical debate, and on all these grounds deserves to be widely read."--A. C. Grayling, Times Higher Education Supplement "George Sher's book is a comprehensive and constructive account of our pre-reflective intuitions of desert. Sher reviews the great variety of desert-claims that arise in connection with wages, prizes, honors, rewards, and penalties, as well as in miscellaneous settings, and elaborates a set of supporting justifications. The result is a clearly written, closely reasoned, often ingenious defense of desert."--Kenneth Winston, Political Theory "Although I realize it has become a clich to praise a book by saying that it should be required reading, I believe that from now on those who would write on desert (either pro or con), or who would presuppose some notions of desert in their writings on other topics, have an obligation to study Sher's book."--Jeffrie Murphy, The Philosophical Review

ISBN: 9780691023168
ISBN-10: 0691023166
Series: Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 21st October 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32