Morality and Self-Interest

Paperback | January 29, 2008

byPaul Bloomfield

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Ever since "Know Thyself" was inscribed at Delphi, Western philosophers have struggled to understand the relations between morality and self-interest. This edited volume of essays pushes forward one of the oldest and most important debates in philosophy. Is morality a check on self-interest oris it in one's self interest to be moral? Can morality and self-interest be understood independently of each other?

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Ever since "Know Thyself" was inscribed at Delphi, Western philosophers have struggled to understand the relations between morality and self-interest. This edited volume of essays pushes forward one of the oldest and most important debates in philosophy. Is morality a check on self-interest oris it in one's self interest to be moral? C...

Paul Bloomfield is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:January 29, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019530585X

ISBN - 13:9780195305852

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Introduction1. Christopher Morris: The Trouble with Justice2. Mathias Risse: Neitzche on Selfishness, Justice, and the Duties of Higher Men3. Richard Joyce: Morality, Schmorality4. David Schmidtz: Because It's Right5. Thomas Nagel: The Value of Inviolability6. Samuel Scheffler: Potential Congruence7. Stephen Finlay: Too Much Morality8. Terence Irwin: Scotus and the Possibility of Moral Motivation9. Ralph Wedgwood: Butler on Virtue, Self Interest, and Human Nature10. Julia Annas: Virtue Ethics and the Charge of Egoism11. W.D. Falk: Morality, Self, and Others12. Paul Bloomfield: Why It's Bad to be Bad13. Joel Kupperman: Classical and Sour Forms of Virtue14. Michael Stocker: Shame and Guilt: Self Interest and MoralityBiblography