Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-Consequentialist Theory of Morality

Oxford University Press (2000)
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What are the appropriate criteria for assessing a theory of morality? In this enlightening work, Brad Hooker begins by answering this question. He then argues for a rule-consequentialist theory which, in part, asserts that acts should be assessed morally in terms of impartially justified rules. In the end, he considers the implications of rule-consequentialism for several current controversies in practical ethics, making this clearly written, engaging book the best overall statement of this approach to ethics.
Keywords Consequentialism (Ethics  Rules (Philosophy
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Call number BJ1031.H755 2000
ISBN(s) 019825069X   0199256578   9780198250692
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