What We Owe To Each Other

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What We Owe to Each Other

How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T. M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. He shows how the special authority of conclusions about right and wrong arises from the value of being related to others in this way, and he shows how familiar moral ideas such as fairness and responsibility can be understood through their role in this process of mutual justification and criticism.

Specifications of What We Owe to Each Other

GENERAL
AuthorT. M. Scanlon
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1St Edition
ISBN-100674950895
ISBN-139780674950894
PublisherBelknap Press of Harvard University Press
Number Of Pages432
Publication Date1998
DIMENSIONS
Height1.35 inch.
Length9.5 inch.
Width6.48 inch.
Weight1.69 pounds.

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