Plural and Conflicting Values [NOOK Book]

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Plural and conflicting values are often held to be conceptually problematic, threatening the very possibility of ethics, or at least rational ethics. Rejecting this view, Stocker first demonstrates why it is so important to understand the issues raised by plural and conflicting values, focusing on Aristotle's treatment of them. He then shows that plurality and conflict are commonplace and generally unproblematic features of our everyday choice and action, and that they do allow...
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Overview


Plural and conflicting values are often held to be conceptually problematic, threatening the very possibility of ethics, or at least rational ethics. Rejecting this view, Stocker first demonstrates why it is so important to understand the issues raised by plural and conflicting values, focusing on Aristotle's treatment of them. He then shows that plurality and conflict are commonplace and generally unproblematic features of our everyday choice and action, and that they do allow for a sound and rational ethics.
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"Rich, provocative, insightful."—Philosophical Review

"Stocker's book is subtle, careful, convincing, surprising, and immensely provocative. Its treatment of such concepts as incommensurability, hedonism, and maximization make other philosophical discussions of these notions look crude by comparison. One cannot come away from reading this book without a finer appreciation of the nature of moral and evaluative choice."—Susan Wolf, Johns Hopkins University

"An extremely thoughtful and illuminating discussion...which casts considerable light on some very widespread misconceptions about the nature of moral thought and action....A splendid and thoroughly professional work from which there is much to be learned by anyone interested in these and related aspects of moral psychology."—Philosophical Books

"A subtle, imaginative, and intriguing piece, remarkable in the depth and breadth of human concerns that it addresses. It makes ethics come alive, and deserves careful study by anyone who cares about how to live well."—Australasian Journal of Philosophy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191519741
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/1990
  • Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 416 KB

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Plurality and choice

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