Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation by Christopher Woodard
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation
By Christopher Woodard

Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation

By (author) See other recent books by Christopher Woodard
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $224.00
Your Price: $201.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.08 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation by Christopher Woodard

Book Description

This book is about fundamental questions in normative ethics. It begins with the idea that we often respond to ethical theories according to how principled or pragmatic they are. It clarifies this contrast and then uses it to shed light on old debates in ethics, such as debates about the rival merits of consequentialist and deontological views. Using the idea that principled views seem most appealing in dilemmas of acquiescence, it goes on to develop a novel theory of pattern-based reasons. These are reasons to play one's part in some larger pattern of action because of the goodness or rightness of that pattern. Existing accounts of pattern-based reasons usually assume that such reasons can exist only in cooperative contexts. This book rejects that assumption, and claims instead that we can have pattern-based reasons even when the other agents involved in the pattern are wholly unwilling to cooperate. The result is a pluralist teleological structure for ethics, with similarities to some forms of Rule Consequentialism. Woodard claims that this structure achieves an attractive balance between the two virtues of being pragmatic and being principled.

Buy Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation book by Christopher Woodard from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415958493
ISBN-10: 0415958490
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Christopher Woodard

Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation by Christopher Woodard Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation, Paperback (June 2012)

This is a contribution to existing literature on normative ethics with three major discussions: the contrast between pragmatic and principled ethical views, discussion of diverse literature, and the ideathat pattern-based reasons can be used to understand the pro-pragmatic and the pro-principled intuitions.

» View all books by Christopher Woodard

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation book by Christopher Woodard and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Christopher Woodard

Christopher Woodard is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Christopher Woodard close
Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation by Christopher Woodard
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close