Value in Ethics and Economics

ISBN-10: 0674931904

ISBN-13: 9780674931909

Edition: 1993

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Elizabeth Anderson offers a new theory of value and rationality that rejects cost-benefit analysis in our social lives and in our ethical theories. This account of the plurality of values thus offers a new approach, beyond welfare economics and traditional theories of justice, for assessing the ethical limitations of the market. In this light, Anderson discusses several contemporary controversies involving the proper scope of the market, including commercial surrogate motherhood, privatization of public services, and the application of cost-benefit analysis to issues of environmental protection.
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 8/11/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Elizabeth Anderson is the John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of "Value in Ethics and Economics".

Preface
A Pluralist Theory of Value
A Rational Attitude Theory of Value
Ideals and Self-Assessment
How Goods Differ in Kind (I): Different Modes of Valuation
How Goods Differ in Kind (II): Social Relations of Realization
An Expressive Theory of Rational Action
Value and Rational Action
The Framing of Decisions
The Extrinsic Value of States of Affairs
Consequentialism
Practical Reason and the Unity of the Self
Pluralism and Incommensurable Goods
The Advantages of Consequentialism
A Pragmatic Theory of Comparative Value Judgments
Incommensurable Goods
Rational Choice among Incommensurable Goods
Self-Understanding, the Hierarchy of Values, and Moral Constraints
The Test of Self-Understanding
The Hierarchy of Values
Agent-Centered Restrictions
Hybrid Consequentialism
A Self-Effacing Theory of Practical Reason?
Criticism, Justification, and Common Sense
A Pragmatic Account of Objectivity
The Thick Conceptual Structure of the Space of Reasons
How Common Sense Can Be Self-Critical
Why We Should Ignore Skeptical Challenges to Common Sense
Monistic Theories of Value
Monism
Moore's Aesthetic Monism
Hedonism
Rational Desire Theory
The Ethical Limitations of the Market
Pluralism, Freedom, and Liberal Politics
The Ideals and Social Relations of the Modern Market
Civil Society and the Market
Personal Relations and the Market
Political Goods and the Market
The Limitations of Market Ideologies
Is Women's Labor a Commodity?
The Case of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood
Children as Commodities
Women's Labor as a Commodity
Contract Pregnancy and the Status of Women
Contract Pregnancy, Freedom, and the Law
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