Moral Desert: A Critique

University Press of America (2010)
This book argues that moral desert should be excluded as a consideration in normative and applied ethics, as it is likely that no-one ever morally deserves anything for their actions and, if they do, it is in most cases impossible to know what. I also explain how moral deliberation in relation to punishment, distributive justice and personal morality can proceed without appeals to moral desert.
Keywords Moral desert  Moral responsibility  Punishment  Blame  Reward  Distributive justice  Determinism  Retributivism  Utilitarianism
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Call number BJ1500.M47.S56 2010
ISBN(s) 0761850694   9780761850694
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