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    Morality and Action (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) (Paperback) By (author) Warren Quinn, Series edited by Ernest Sosa, Series edited by Jonathan Dancy, Series edited by John Haldane, Series edited by Gilbert Harman, Series edited by Frank Jackson, Series edited by William G. Lycan, Series edited by Sydney Shoemaker, Series edited by Judith Jarvis Thomson

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    DescriptionWarren Quinn was widely regarded as a moral philosopher of remarkable talent. This collection of his most important contributions to moral philosophy and the philosophy of action has been edited for publication by Philippa Foot. Quinn laid out the foundations for an anti-utilitarian moral philosophy that was critical of much contemporary work in ethics, such as the anti-realism of Gilbert Harman and the neo-subjectivism of Bernard Williams. Quinn's own distinctive moral theory is developed in the discussion of substantial, practical moral issues. For example, there are important pieces here on the permissibility of abortion, the justification (if any) of punishing criminals when no particular good seems likely to result, and on the distinction between killing and allowing to die, a distinction crucial to the subject of euthanasia and other topics in medical ethics. The volume would be ideally suited to upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on the foundations of ethics.


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    Title
    Morality and Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Warren Quinn, Series edited by Ernest Sosa, Series edited by Jonathan Dancy, Series edited by John Haldane, Series edited by Gilbert Harman, Series edited by Frank Jackson, Series edited by William G. Lycan, Series edited by Sydney Shoemaker, Series edited by Judith Jarvis Thomson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521446969
    ISBN 10: 0521446961
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    Abridged Dewey: 170
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    DC20: 170
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    LC classification: BJ1012 .Q56 1993
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    port.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    11 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "Quinn's writings were always the product of lengthy reflection and great care and precision in argument: they are intellectually packed and elegantly written. And they make distinctive contributions at three different levels of moral philosophy: metaethics, moral theory, and applied ethics...I use most of these essays in my own teaching, and they are standard references for those working in the field. Putting them together would create a book of lasting value, which displayed the range and insight of an outstanding moral philosopher." Thomas Nagel "In reading Quinn's essays, and especially these later papers, we are, I think, clearly witnessing the development of a major figure." The Philosophical Review
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    This volume would be ideally suited to upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on the foundations of ethics.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Moral and other realisms: some initial difficulties; 2. Abortion: identity and loss; 3. The right to threaten and the right to punish; 4. Reply to Brook; 5. Truth and explanation in ethics; 6. Reflection and the loss of moral knowledge: Williams on objectivity; 7. Actions, intentions, and consequences: the doctrine of doing and allowing; 9. Actions, intentions, and consequences: the doctrine of double effect; 9. Reply to Boyle's 'who is entitled to double effect?'; 10. The puzzle of the self-torturer; 11. Rationality and the human good; 12. Putting rationality in its place.