Natural Law and Practical Rationality / Edition 1

Natural Law and Practical Rationality / Edition 1

by Mark C. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521802296

ISBN-13: 9780521802291

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

According to the natural law account of practical rationality, the basic reasons for actions are basic goods that are grounded in the nature of human beings. Practical rationality aims to identify and characterize reasons for action and to explain how choice between actions worth performing can be appropriately governed by rational standards. Natural Law and

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Overview

According to the natural law account of practical rationality, the basic reasons for actions are basic goods that are grounded in the nature of human beings. Practical rationality aims to identify and characterize reasons for action and to explain how choice between actions worth performing can be appropriately governed by rational standards. Natural Law and Practical Rationality is a defense of a contemporary natural law theory of practical rationality, demonstrating its inherent plausibility and engaging systematically with rival egoist, consequentialist, Kantian and virtue accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521802291
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: natural law and the theory of practical rationality; 1. The real identity thesis; 2. Well-being; 3. The reasons that make action intelligible; 4. Welfarism and its discontents; 5. The principles that make choice reasonable; 6. What ought to be done; Note; Works cited; Index.

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