Consequentialism and Its Critics / Edition 1 by Samuel Scheffler | 9780198750734 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Consequentialism and Its Critics / Edition 1

Consequentialism and Its Critics / Edition 1

by Samuel Scheffler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198750730

ISBN-13: 9780198750734

Pub. Date: 04/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Consequentialism, a moral doctrine that asserts that the right act in any given situation is the one that will produce the best overall outcome, as judged from an impersonal standpoint that gives equal weight to all interests, has been criticized on the grounds that it fails to capture the most crucial features of moral thinking and cannot, when worked out in

Overview

Consequentialism, a moral doctrine that asserts that the right act in any given situation is the one that will produce the best overall outcome, as judged from an impersonal standpoint that gives equal weight to all interests, has been criticized on the grounds that it fails to capture the most crucial features of moral thinking and cannot, when worked out in detail, provide an adequate account of morality. In this anthology, distinguished scholars—Thomas Nagel, T. M. Scanlon, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Samuel Scheffler, Conrad D. Johnson, Bernard Williams, Peter Railton, Amartya Sen, Philippa Foot, and Derek Parfit—debate arguments for and against consequentialism to present a complete view of this significant area in moral philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198750734
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Series:
Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

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