Self-Governance and Cooperation

Self-Governance and Cooperation

by Robert H. Myers
     
 


Robert Myers presents an original moral theory which charts a course between the extremes of consequentialism and contractualism. He puts forward a radically new case for the existence of both agent-neutral and agent-relative values, and gives an innovative answer to the question how such disparate values can be weighed against each other. The result is a theory… See more details below

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Robert Myers presents an original moral theory which charts a course between the extremes of consequentialism and contractualism. He puts forward a radically new case for the existence of both agent-neutral and agent-relative values, and gives an innovative answer to the question how such disparate values can be weighed against each other. The result is a theory of morality which combines a balanced account of its content with a ringing affirmation of its authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199256594
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Myers is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Two Problems in Moral Philosophy
1. Misgivings about Consequentialism and Contractualism
2. Cooperating to Promote the Good
3. Initial Counter-Arguments Supporting Value Monism
4. Self-Governance and Value Dualism
Conclusion: Implications for the Question of Morality's Authority
References; Index

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