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Author Brandt, Richard B.

Title Facts, values, and morality / Richard B. Brandt
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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Description vii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. What is good in itself and the theory of motivation -- Ch. 3. The varieties of norms for behavior -- Ch. 4. The justification of moral statements -- Ch. 5. Optimal social moralities -- Ch. 6. Neonaturalism -- Ch. 7. Utilitarianism and distributive justice -- Ch. 8. Morally required charitable giving? -- Ch. 9. Conscience-utilitarianism and the criminal law -- Ch. 10. Is being moral rational?
Summary Richard Brandt is one of the most influential moral philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. He is especially important in the field of ethics for his lucid and systematic exposition of utilitarianism. This new book represents in some ways a summation of his views and includes many useful applications of his theory. The focus of the book is how value judgments and moral belief can be justified. More generally, the book assesses different moral systems and theories of justice, and considers specific problems such as the optional level of charity and the moral tenability of the criminal law
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ethics.
LC no. 96003301
ISBN 052157059X (hardcover)
0521578272 (paperback)