The Concept of Moral Obligation
By (author) Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
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Concept of Moral Obligation by Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
Book DescriptionThe principal aim of this book is to develop and defend an analysis of the concept of moral obligation. The analysis is neutral regarding competing substantive theories of obligation, whether consequentialist or deontological in character. What it seeks to do is generate solutions to a range of philosophical problems concerning obligation and its application. Amongst these problems are deontic paradoxes, the supersession of obligation, conditional obligation, prima facie obligation, actualism and possibilism, dilemmas, supererogation, and cooperation. By virtue of its normative neutrality, the analysis provides a theoretical framework within which competing theories of obligation can be developed and assessed. This study is a major contribution to metaethics that will be of particular interest to all philosophers concerned with normative ethical theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521038744
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Michael J. Zimmerman
Ignorance and Moral Obligation, Hardback (March 2014)
Michael J. Zimmerman explores whether and how our ignorance about ourselves and our circumstances affects what our moral obligations and moral rights are. He rejects objective and subjective views of the nature of moral obligation, and presents a new case for a 'prospective' view.
Immorality of Punishment, Paperback (May 2011)
In this book, Michael Zimmerman forcefully argues that legal punishment is never justified.
Living with Uncertainty, Paperback (June 2010)
A novel account of the relevance of ignorance to both moral obligation and moral responsibility.
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The principal aim of this book is to develop and defend an analysis of the concept of moral obligation.
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