The Resource What we owe to each other, T.M. Scanlon

What we owe to each other, T.M. Scanlon

Label
What we owe to each other
Title
What we owe to each other
Statement of responsibility
T.M. Scanlon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. Scanlon bases his contractualism on a broader account of reasons, value, and individual well-being that challenges standard views about these crucial notions
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1411
LC item number
.S36 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
What we owe to each other, T.M. Scanlon
Publication
Note
Book based on material presented at meetings and colloquiums; several chapters have been previously published in various journals
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-416) and index
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Contents
I. Reasons and Values. 1. Reasons. 2. Values. 3. Well-Being -- II. Right and Wrong. 4. Wrongness and Reasons. 5. The Structure of Contractualism. 6. Responsibility. 7. Promises. 8. Relativism -- App. Williams on Internal and External Reasons
Control code
000013922516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 420 p.
Isbn
9780674004238
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98023318
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.b2402031x
System control number
  • bc2402031x
  • (OCoLC)39189891

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