Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Autonomy and Self-Respect by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

This stimulating collection of essays in ethics eschews the simple exposition and refinement of abstract theories. Rather, the author focuses on everyday moral issues, often neglected by philosophers, and explores the deeper theoretical questions which they raise. Such issues are: Is it wrong to tell a lie to protect someone from a painful truth? Should one commit a lesser evil to prevent another from doing something worse? Can one be both autonomous and compassionate? Other topics discussed are servility, weakness of will, suicide, obligations to oneself, snobbery, and environmental concerns. A feature of the collection is the contrast of Kantian and utilitarian answers to these problems. The essays are crisply and lucidly written and will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy.

Buy Autonomy and Self-Respect by Thomas E. Hill, Jr. from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521397728
ISBN-10: 0521397723
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Autonomy and Self-Respect by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Book Reviews - Autonomy and Self-Respect by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Autonomy and Self-Respect book by Thomas E. Hill, Jr. and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Virtue, Rules, and Justice by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Paperback, May 2012
$59.36
Speak Useful Words or Say Nothing by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Paperback, February 2009
$47.69
Immanuel Kant by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Paperback, January 2003
$45.86
Autonomy and Self-Respect by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Hardback, July 1991
$162.00