Human Welfare and Moral Worth

A radically different picture of the relations between reason, selfinterest, and morality draws both (moral) ... According to this picture, which I label 'the consequentialist model,' we judge many things to be good as means (e.g., ...

Author: Hill Jr.

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191530956

Category: Philosophy

Page: 428

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Thomas Hill, a leading figure in the recent development of Kantian moral philosophy, presents a series of essays that interpret and develop Kant's ideas on ethics. The first part of the book focuses on basic concepts: a priori method, a good will, categorical imperatives, autonomy, and constructivist strategies of argument. Hill goes on to consider aspects of human welfare, and then moral worth—the nature and grounds of moral assessment of persons as deserving esteem or blame. He offers illuminating discussions of happiness, beneficence, personal values, conscience, moral desert, moral dilemmas, and feelings of regret. He is critical of Kant at many points, but he shows how many familiar objections miss the mark. Two previously unpublished essays challenge the views of other influential Kant scholars and defend alternative interpretations of Kant on beneficence, supererogation, and what it means to 'set oneself an end'. These clear and careful writings show moral, poltical, and social philosophers just how valuable Kantian ethical theory can be in addressing practical matters.

Self interest

It means a narrow vision of the situation which should be used to tell the self what it is . ... On one side you say the business is a simple means where the welfare of others , either as happiness or moral perfection , is the real end ...

Author: Kelly Rogers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415912518

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Moral Self regard

Moral prosperity " consists in possessing a capacity sufficient for all [ the agent's ] ends , insofar as this can be ... welfare ) to be brought about , and seek to ground the duty to develop one's talents as a means to those ends .

Author: Lara Denis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815339670

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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Moral Self-Regard draws on the work of Marcia Baron, Joseph Butler and Allen Wood, among others in this first extensive study of the nature, foundation and significance of duties to oneself in Kant's moral theory.

Self and Non Self in Early Buddhism

Moral good in general is often expressed by the term attha, which may be translated as 'spiritual welfare or spiritual ... He attains both the welfare of the self (attano) and of others.13 Self-restraint or self-mastery is a means, ...

Author: Joaquín Pérez-Remón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110804166

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

Health Care Ethics

Humans lacking a self should receive attention regarding their welfare . Usually this means they should not suffer . But there is no direct moral duty to sustain them . Morally , parents ought to be free to decide whether and how to ...

Author: John F. Monagle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763728885

Category: Medical

Page: 648

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Provides expert help you need to make difficult bio-ethical decisions, covering a broad range of current and future health care issues, as well as institutional and social issues applicable to multiple disciplines and settings.

The Self Relational Sociology and Morality in Practice

Hermann (2015), for example, illustrates the moral tensions that exist for a parent who has cause to be concerned for their child's mental welfare, but who is also trepidatious about encroaching upon their child's privacy by looking for ...

Author: Owen Abbott

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030318222

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Winner of the 2020 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize Providing a theory of moral practice for a contemporary sociological audience, Owen Abbott shows that morality is a relational practice achieved by people in their everyday lives. He moves beyond old dualisms—society versus the individual, social structure versus agency, body versus mind—to offer a sociologically rigorous and coherent theory of the relational constitution of the self and moral practice, which is both shared and yet enacted from an individualized perspective. In so doing, The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice not only offers an urgently needed account of moral practice and its integral role in the emergence of the self, but also examines morality itself within and through social relations and practices. Abbott’s conclusions will be of interest to social scientists and philosophers of morality, those working with pragmatic and interactionist approaches, and those involved with relational sociology and social theory.

The Radical Review

We may wholly deceive our- right , which is sovereign over them all ? selves if we think of the law of gravitation ... self controlled and not a slave , not choose the general welfare ; if morality on the earth . means nothing more than ...






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This kind of satisfaction of one's self is precisely what we call altruistic . For it the welfare of others is not made a means to one's own pleasure ; rather , the delight is in their welfare for its own sake .

Author: Nicolai Hartmann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415295703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Handbook of the History of Social Psychology

First, it is possible that attention to group welfare is simply an expression of enlightened self-interest (Dawes, ... upholding a moral principle may be an instrumental goal pursued as a means to reach the ultimate goal of selfbenefit, ...

Author: Arie W. Kruglanski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1848728689

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

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"This is the first ever handbook to comprehensively cover the historical development of the field of social psychology, including the main overarching approaches and all the major individual topics. Contributors are all world-renowned scientists in theirsubfields who engagingly describe the people, dynamics, and events that have shaped the discipline"--

The Structure of Normative Ethics

... by defining " self " so that self - realization will be an adequate criterion of morality . I think Kant was following closely to the ordinary meaning of " welfare " when 1122 he distinguished it from " moral goodness .

Author: Alvin Fredolph Nelson



Category: Ethics

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