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Practical Rules by Alan H. Goldman
Book DescriptionRules proliferate; some are kept with a bureaucratic stringency bordering on the absurd, while others are manipulated and ignored in ways that injure our sense of justice. Under what conditions should we make exceptions to rules, and when should they be followed despite particular circumstances? The two dominant models in the literature on rules are the particularist account and that which sees the application of rules as normative. Taking a position that falls between these two extremes, Alan Goldman provides a systematic framework to clarify when we need to follow rules in our moral, legal and prudential decisions, and when we ought not to do so. The book distinguishes among various types of rules; it illuminates concepts such as integrity, self-interest and self-deception; and finally, it provides an account of ordinary moral reasoning without rules. This book will be of great interest to advanced students and professionals working in philosophy, law, decision theory and the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521034074
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan H. Goldman
Philosophy and the Novel, Hardback (April 2013)
Alan H. Goldman presents an original account of the relationship between philosophy and the novel. With reference to key literary works including Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and Conrad's Nostromo, he defends theories of literary value and interpretation, and explores themes in novels relating to moral agency.
Reasons from within, Paperback (August 2012)
Reasons from Within defends the view that all our reasons for acting derive from our desires, and ultimately from our deepest concerns. There are no objective values in the world that could require our concerns to be other than they are. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the nature of values and reasons.
Destructive Leaders and Dysfunctional Organizations, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Alan H. Goldman
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