Competing Goods

Competing Goods

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The balance of Competing goods is a philosophical problem involving the acknowledgement of multiple social values that may at times conflict with one another. The 20th-century philosopher Martha Nussbaum invokes Aristotle in her discussions of the problem, writing that "[T]he Aristotelian agent scrutinizes each valuable alternative, seeking out its distinct nature. She is determined to acknowledge the precise sort of value or goodness present in each of competing alternatives, seeing each value, so to speak, as a separate jewel in the crown, valuable in its own right, which does not cease to be separately valuable just because the contingencies of the situation sever it from other goods and it loses out in an overall rational choice; and that Aristotle saw that "the values that are constitutive of a good human life are plural and incommensurable." Nussbaum has argued that Immanuel Kant and Thomas Aquinas were mistaken when they dismissed conflicts of obligation as illogical.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613670353X
  • 9786136703534