This book, which is part of a series on moral philosophy, questions whether there are limits to the sacrifices that morality can demand of us. The author contends that generally we do not think that we are morally required to make our greatest possible contributions to the overall good; rather, morality permits us to pursue our own personal goals and interests. He also examines a second widely-held view that certain types of acts are simply forbidden even when necessary for promoting the overall good. The attempt to defend this second form of moral limit is also rejected as inadequate. In thus rejecting two of the most fundamental features of common-sense morality, the author offers a sustained attack on our ordinary moral views.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198249136
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 198249136
Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0198249136 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0080187
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1989. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Most people believe that there are limits to the sacrifices that morality can demand. Although it would often be meritorious, we are not, in fact, morally required to do all that we can to promote overall good. What's more, most people also believe that certain types of acts are simply forgiven, morally off limits, even when necessary for promoting the overall good. In this provocative analysis Kagan maintains that despite the intuitive appeal of these views, they cannot be adequately defended. In criticizing arguments for limited moral requirements as well as those for unconditionally prohibited acts, Kagan offers a sustained attack on two of the most basic features of ordinary common sense morality. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198249136