Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm (Oxford Ethics Series)

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F.M. Kamm is one of the leading ethical theorists working in philosophy today. She has become well known for her brand of exacting analysis, largely in defense of a non-consequentialist perspective - the view that some actions are right or wrong by virtue of something other than their consequences. In Intricate Ethics, Kamm questions the moral importance of some non-consequentialist distinctions and then introduces, and argues for the moral importance of, other distinctions. The first section provides a general introduction to non-consequentialist ethical theory followed by more detailed discussion of distinctions relevant to instrumental rationality and to the famous "Trolley Problem"; the second deals with the notions of moral status and rights; the third takes up the notions ofresponsibility and complicity, and discusses new issues in non-consequentialist theory including the "problem of distance." Finally, adding to the first section's discussions of the views of Warren Quinn and Peter Unger, the fourth section analyzes the views of others in the non-consequentialist andconsequentialist camps such as Peter Singer, Daniel Kahnemann, Bernard Gert, and Thomas Scanlon.
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ISBN-13: 9780195371956
ISBN-10: 019537195X
Pagini: 520
Ilustrații: 10 line illustrations
Dimensiuni: 155 x 233 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.70 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Seria Oxford Ethics Series

Locul publicării: New York, United States

Recenzii impressive and important book.
[Kamm] is the most sophisticated of the contemporary exponents of "intuitionist" or "non-consequentalist" ethics... No one makes such extraordinarily meticulous and penetrating attempts to extract the principles behind our ordinary moral intuitions... I highly recomment it as an inclusive and subtle attempt to work out non-consequentialism on an intuitionist basis.

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F. M. Kamm is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government and Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Harvard University. She is the author of Creation and Abortion( 1992); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It(1993); and Morality, Mortality Vol.2: Rights, Duties, and Status (1996), all from Oxford University Press. Kamm also has published many articles on normative ethical theory andpractical ethics. She has held ACLS, AAUW, NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships and has been a Fellow of the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School, the Center for Human Values at Princeton, the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford, and the National Institutes of Health. She is a member ofthe editorial boards of Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Bioethics, and Utilitas and was a consultant on ethics to the World Health Organization.