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Author Hurley, Paul (Paul E.)

Title Beyond consequentialism / Paul Hurley

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
 Bryant Main Stacks  BJ1500.C63 H87 2009    AVAILABLE
 PC  BJ1500.C63 H87 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BJ1500.C63 H87 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-269) and index
Contents The challenge to consequentialism : a troubling normative triad -- The demandingness objection : too demanding, or not demanding at all? -- Harnessing Williams to sharpen the challenge to consequentialism -- Deflating the challenge of consequentialism -- From impersonality to interpersonality : alternative conceptions of impartiality -- Impartial evaluation and rational authority -- Generalizing to other forms of consequentialism
Note Hurley sets out a radical challenge to consequentialism, the theory which might seem to be the default option in contemporary moral philosophy. There is an unresolved tension within the theory: if consequentialists are right about the content of morality, then morality cannot have the rational authority that even they take it to have
LC subject Consequentialism (Ethics)
ISBN 9780199559305 (hbk.)
0199559309 (hbk.)