Viable Values / Edition 215

Viable Values / Edition 215

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by Tara Smith
     
 

Viable Values examines the most basic foundations of value and morality, demonstrating the shortcomings of major traditional views and proposing that morality is grounded in the objective requirements of human life. Smith argues that morality depends on a proper understanding of the concept of values, and that values depend on the alternative of life or death. She

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Viable Values examines the most basic foundations of value and morality, demonstrating the shortcomings of major traditional views and proposing that morality is grounded in the objective requirements of human life. Smith argues that morality depends on a proper understanding of the concept of values, and that values depend on the alternative of life or death. She proposes that human beings need to be moral in order to live, explaining how life is the standard of morality, how flourishing is the proper end and reward of living morally, and how an intelligent egoism is the path to flourishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697618
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.46(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1 Introduction Chapter 2 2 Why Be Moral? Chapter 3 3 Intrinsic Value: A False Foundation Chapter 4 4 Morality's Roots in Life Chapter 5 5 Morality's Reward: Flourishing Chapter 6 6 Principled Egoism: The Only Way to Live

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