Morals By Agreement

Brand: Clarendon Press
SKU: DADAX0198249926
ISBN : 9780198249924
Price:
$43.74

Domestic Shipping:$3.99
Qty: - +
   - OR -   

Morals By Agreement

Are moral principles actually principles of rational choice? Starting from the view that it is rational always to choose what will give one the greatest expectation of value or utility--and the common counter-claim that this procedure, applied in many situations, will actually leave people worse off than need be--Gauthier instead proposes a principle of cooperation whereby each must choose in accordance with a principle to which all can agree. He shows that not only does such a principle ensure mutual benefit and fairness, but also that each person may expect greater utility from actually adhering to a morality based on it, even though his other choice did not have that specific end primarily in view. In resolving what may appear to be a paradox, he establishes morals on the foundation of reason.

Specifications of Morals By Agreement

GENERAL
AuthorDavid Gauthier
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionFifth Printing
ISBN-100198249926
ISBN-139780198249924
PublisherClarendon Press
Number Of Pages378
Publication Date1987-07-09
DIMENSIONS
Height5.44 inch.
Length8.5 inch.
Width0.88 inch.
Weight1.2 pounds.

Write a review


Your Name:


Your Email:


Your Review:

Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: