Facts, Values, and Morality
By (author) Richard B. Brandt
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Facts, Values, and Morality by Richard B. Brandt
Book DescriptionRichard Brandt is one of the most influential moral philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. He is especially important in the field of ethics for his lucid and systematic exposition of utilitarianism. This new book represents in some ways a summation of his views and includes many useful applications of his theory. The focus of the book is how value judgments and moral belief can be justified. More generally, the book assesses different moral systems and theories of justice, and considers specific problems such as the optimal level of charity and the moral tenability of the criminal law. This book will be essential reading for all professional philosophers concerned with ethics, and will prove helpful to students as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521578271
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Theory of the Good and the Right, Paperback (June 1998)
What would any rational person believe to be worth wanting or working for? This book argues that rational people would choose a utilitarian moral code that the purpose of living should be to strive for the greatest good for the largest number of people.
Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights, Paperback (June 1992)» View all books by Richard B. Brandt
The essays reprinted in this collection span a period of almost 30 years and include many classic pieces in metaethical and normative ethical theory.
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