Natural Law and Practical Rationality

Natural Law and Practical Rationality

by Mark C. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521039770

ISBN-13: 9780521039772

Pub. Date: 08/27/2007

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

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:
9780521039772
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(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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