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Good Intentions
By David H. Smith

Good Intentions

Moral Obstacles and Opportunities

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Good Intentions by David H. Smith

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It seems self-evident that giving is a good thing. But there are profound arguments against a social stress on giving, many of them couched in the language of justice. In this book, scholars from a variety of fields associated with philanthropy discuss the moral issues surrounding efforts to do good. The chapters are arranged in five parts: "Important Exemplars," "Deciding Whom to Help," "Issues for Religious Communities," "The Importance and Insufficiency of Charity," and "Retrospect and Prospect." The contributors are David M. Craig, Elliot N. Dorff, David C. Hammack, Amy A. Kass, John Langan, S.J., Paul Pribbenow, Paul G. Schervish, David H. Smith, William M. Sullivan, Philip Turner, and Patricia H. Werhane.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253345318
ISBN-10: 0253345316
Format: Hardback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David H. Smith

David H. Smith is former Nelson Poynter Senior Scholar, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, and Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University.

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