Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights

Cambridge University Press (1992)
Richard Brandt is one of the most eminent and influential of contemporary <span class='Hi'>moral</span> philosophers. His work has been concerned with how to justify what is good or right not by reliance on intuitions or theories about what <span class='Hi'>moral</span> words mean but by the explanation of <span class='Hi'>moral</span> psychology and the description of what it is to value something, or to think it immoral. His approach thus stands in marked contrast to the influential theories of John Rawls. The essays reprinted in this collection span a period of almost 30 years and include many classic pieces in metaethical and normative ethical theory. The collection is aimed at both those <span class='Hi'>moral</span> philosophers familiar with Brandt's work and at those philosophers who may be largely unfamiliar with his work. The latter group will be struck by the lucid unpretentious style and the cumulative weight of Brandt's contributions to topics that remain at the forefront of <span class='Hi'>moral</span> philosophy.
Keywords Ethics  Social ethics  Utilitarianism
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Call number BJ1012.B625 1992
ISBN(s) 0521425271   9780521415071   0521415071   9780521425278  
DOI 10.2307/2219631
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