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Author Brandt, Richard B.

Title Morality, utilitarianism, and rights / Richard B. Brandt
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992


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Description viii, 393 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Sources -- 1. Introductory comments -- Part I. Metaethical Preliminaries: 2. Moral philosophy and the analysis of language -- 3. Rational desires -- 4. The explanation of moral language -- 5. Morality and its critics -- 6. Rationality, egoism, and morrality -- Part II. Normative Ethics: Utilitarianism: 7. Some merits of one form of rule - utilitarianism -- 8. Fairness to indirect optimific theories in ethics -- 9. Two concepts of utility -- Part III. Utilitarianism and Rights: 10. The concepts of a moral right and its function -- 11. Utilitarianism and moral rights -- Part IV. Determinism, Excuses, and Character: 12. A utilitarian theory of excuses -- 13. A motivational theory of excuses in the criminal law -- 14. Traits of character: a conceptual analysis -- 15. The structure of virtue -- Part V. Implications of Utilitarian Theory: 16. The morality and rationality of suicide -- 17. Utilitarianism and the rules of war -- 18. Public policy and life and death decisions regarding defective newborns -- 19. Utilitarianism and welfare legislation -- Index
Analysis Utilitarianism
Notes "The essays reprinted in this collection span a period of almost thirty years"--P. [i]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ethics.
Social ethics.
LC no. 91037196
ISBN 0521415071
0521425271 (paperback)