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Deontology by Stephen Darwall
Book DescriptionDeontology is a major approach to normative ethical theory that holds that whether an agent's action is right or wrong depends not just on consequences, but also on other 'agent-relative' features of an individual's situation - their relations to others, to past actions, and so on.One classical source for this view is Kant's idea that every person has an inestimable worth, or dignity, that cannot be traded off against other values. But the idea is also prominent in 'intuitionist' deontologists, who hold that many different moral considerations and principles exist, and that these cannot be reduced to any fundamental principle or value. Deontology collects, for the first time, both the major classical sources and the central contemporary expressions of this important position. In addition to Kant, classical selections from Richard Price and W. D. Ross are included. Contemporary writers represented here include Robert Nozick, Thomas Nagel, Stephen Darwall, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Frances Myrna Kamm, Warren S. Quinn, and Christine M. Korsgaard. Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings are essential for anyone interested in normative theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631231127
(230mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Darwall
Honor, History, and Relationship, Paperback (October 2013)
Stephen Darwall expands upon his argument for a second-personal framework for morality, in which morality entails mutual accountability and the authority to address demands. He explores the role of the framework in relation to cultural ideas of respect and honor; the development of "modern" moral philosophy; and interpersonal relations.
Morality, Authority, and Law, Paperback (March 2013)
Stephen Darwall presents a series of essays that explore the view that morality is second-personal, entailing mutual accountability and the authority to address demands. He illustrates the power of the second-personal framework to illuminate a wide variety of issues in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
Second-Person Standpoint, Paperback (September 2009)
Showing how attempts to vindicate morality have tended to change the subject - falling back on nonmoral values or practical, first-person considerations - this title elaborates the interpersonal nature of moral obligations: their inherent link to our responsibilities to one another as members of the moral community.
Virtue Ethics, Hardback (September 2002)» View all books by Stephen Darwall
'Virtue Ethics' is an approach to normative ethical theory that takes the consideration of character as fundamental to ethical reflection. This book collects classical sources and central expressions of this tradition. It includes Aristotle, the classical source of 'nonmoral' virtue theory, and is intended for those interested in normative theory.
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Author Biography - Stephen Darwall
Stephen Darwall is the John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He has written widely on moral philosophy and its history, and is the author of Impartial Reason (1983), The British Moralists and the Internal 'Ought': 1640-1740 (1995), and Philosophical Ethics (1988). Along with Allan Gibbard and Peter Railton, he is co-editor of Moral Discourse and Practice.
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