Human Values: New Essays on Ethics and Natural Law

Paperback | December 18, 2007

EditorT. Chappell, David S. Oderberg

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The recent revival of natural law theory in modern moral philosophy has been an exciting and important development. This book brings together an international group of moral philosophers who make original contributions to the project of developing natural law ethics as a comprehensive treatment of modern ethical theory and practice.

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The recent revival of natural law theory in modern moral philosophy has been an exciting and important development. This book brings together an international group of moral philosophers who make original contributions to the project of developing natural law ethics as a comprehensive treatment of modern ethical theory and practice.

DAVID S. ODERBERG is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK. He is the author of many articles in metaphysics, ethics, philosophical logic and other subjects. Among other books, he is the author of Moral Theory: A Non-Consequentialist Approach (2000) and Applied Ethics: A Non-Consequentialist Approach (2000), as well...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573754

ISBN - 13:9780230573758

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"Our natural guide...": Conscience, 'Nature', and Moral Experience--J.Cottingham * Basic Goods, Practical Insight, and External Reasons--C.Tollefsen * The Fact/Value Distinction--C.Martin * Incommensurability and Basic Goods: A Tension in the New Natural Law Theory--H.S.Richardson * The Polymorphy of Practical Reason; T.Chappell * The Structure and Content of the Good; D.S.Oderberg * Harming and Wronging: The Importance of Normative Context; S.Uniacke * Law, Liberalism, and the Common Good--J.Laing * 'Double Effect' or Practical Wisdom?--G.J.Hughes * Beyond Double Effect: Side Effects and Bodily Harm--H.Watt * Intention, Foresight, and Success; M.C.Murphy