Self-Interest: Volume 14, Part 1

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These essays examine the nature of self-interest and the relationship between rationality and morality. Some challenge the assumption that morality is exclusively concerned with the pursuit of the good of others, arguing that self-interest can be a legitimate moral motive. Some ask whether it is possible to resolve the apparent conflict between self-interest and morality by appealing to some third, overarching standard, or by showing that self-regard and regard for others share significant common features or spring from a common source. Others explore the relationship between self-interest and practical reason, or between self-interest and virtue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521598927
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Series: Social Philosophy and Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Beyond self and other Kelly Rogers; 2. The wisdom of the egoist: the moral and political implications of valuating the self Jean Hampton; 3. Reasonable self-interest Thomas E. Hill Jr; 4. Gyges' Choice: overridingness and the Unity of Reason David Copp; 5. Self-Interest: What's in It for Me? David Schmidtz; 6. Self-Love and Altruism David O. Brink; 7. Self-Interest and Self-Concern Stephen Darwall; 8. Who is rational economic man? Jennifer Roback Morse; 9. Happiness and meaning: two aspects of the good life Susan Wolf; 10. Self-Interest and virtue Neera K. Badhwar; 11. The virtue in self-interest Michael Slote; 12. Self-interest, altruism, and virtue Thomas Hurka.

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