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Value, Welfare, and Morality - R. G. Frey

Value, Welfare, and Morality

By: R. G. Frey (Editor), Christopher W. Morris (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9780521416962
Number Of Pages: 340

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This book addresses critical issues in normative ethical theory. Every such theory must contain not only a theory of motivation but also a theory of value, and the link that is often forged between what is valuable and what would be right is human welfare or well-being. This topic is a subject of considerable controversy in contemporary ethics, not least because of the current reconsideration of utilitarianism. Indeed, there is as much disagreement about the nature of value and its relationship to welfare and morality, as there is about the substantive content of normative ethical theories. The essays in this collection, all new and written by a distinguished team of moral philosophers, provide an overview, analysis, and an attempted resolution of those controversies. They constitute the most rigorous available account of the relationship among value, welfare, and morality.

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"...each essay provides a carefully argued point of view on an important issue...It should be of real interest to anyone working in the relevant areas of value theory." The Philosophical Review

List of contributors
Preface
Value, welfare and morality
The land of lost content
Putting rationality in its place
Can a Humean be moderate?
Welfare, preference and rationality
Preference
Reason and needs
Desired desires
On the winding road from good to right
Value, reasons and the sense of justice
Agent-relativity of value, deontic restraints and self-ownership
Agent-relativity - the very idea
The separateness of persons, distributive norms and moral theory
Harmful goods, harmless bads
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ISBN: 9780521416962
ISBN-10: 0521416965
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.67

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