Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality

Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality

by Tara Smith
Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality
ISBN-10:
0847697606
ISBN-13:
9780847697601
Pub. Date:
01/28/2000
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality

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 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: 9780847697601
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 827,210
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Tara Smith is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas.

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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