The Problem of Moral Demandingness: New Philosophical Essays

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

EditorTimothy Chappell

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How much can morality demand of well-off Westerners as a response to the plight of the poor and starving in the rest of the world? What does the answer tell us about the nature of morality? The cutting edge of this contemporary ethical debate is represented by eleven new essays from some of the world’s leading moral philosophers.

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How much can morality demand of well-off Westerners as a response to the plight of the poor and starving in the rest of the world? What does the answer tell us about the nature of morality? The cutting edge of this contemporary ethical debate is represented by eleven new essays from some of the world’s leading moral philosophers.

TIMOTHY CHAPPELL is a Professor of Philosophy at The Open University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230219403

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors * Introduction * Demandingness and Arguments From Presupposition; G.Cullity * What Do Basic Rights Demand?; R.Cruft * Demandingness and Rules; O.O’Neill *
Impartial Benevolence and Partial Love; T.Chappell * Demandingness, Moral Development and Moral Philosophy; J.Cottingham * Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Demandingness; C.Swanton
* Consequentialism, Integrity and Demandingness; A.Thomas * The Demandingness Objection; B.Hooker * Is Utilitarian Morality Necessarily Too Demanding?; A.Carter * Moral Demands and Not Doing the Best One Can; J.Louise * The Demanding Future; T.Mulgan * Bibliography * Index