Theory of Morality

ISBN-10: 0226155676

ISBN-13: 9780226155678

Edition: 1979

Authors: Alan Donagan

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"Let us . . . nominate this the most important theoretical work on ethical or moral theory since John Rawls's Theory of Justice. If you have philosophical inclinations and want a good workout, this conscientious scrutiny of moral assumptions and expressions will be most rewarding. Donagan explores ways of acting in the Hebrew-Christian context, examines them in the light of natural law and rational theories, and proposes that formal patterns for conduct can emerge. All this is tightly reasoned, the argument is packed, but the language is clear."—Christian Century"The man value of this book seems to me to be that it shows the force of the Hebrew-Christian moral tradition in the hands of a creative philosopher. Throughout the book, one cannot but feel that a serious philosopher is trying to come to terms with his religious-moral background and to defend it against the prevailing secular utilitarian position which seems to dominate academic philosophy."—Bernard Gert, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Concept of a Theory of Morality
What a Theory of Morality Is a Theory of
Morality as a Disposition of Affection and Conduct
Intuitionism: Old and New
The Philosophical Interest of the Hebrew-Christian Moral Tradition
The Investigation Proposed
Presuppositions and Principles
Human Beings and Their World
Actions, Circumstances, and Consequences
First-Order and Second-Order Moral Questions
The Fundamental Principle
The Structure of the First-Order System
First-Order Precepts
The Classification of First-Order Precepts
Duties of Human Beings to Themselves
Noninstitutional Duties to Others
The Family
Civil Society
Second-Order Precepts
Voluntariness and Moral Responsibility
Intention and Purpose
Ignorance: Culpable and Inculpable
Conscience and Conscientiousness
The Corruption of Consciousness
Moral Perplexity
Doing Evil That Good May Come
The Theory of the Double Effect
Malthusian Problems
Cases of Necessity
The Problem of Dirty Hands
Consequentialist Theories
The Factor of Ignorance
The Foundation of Common Morality
Can Reason Be Practical?
Interlude: Universal Prescribers, Ideal Observers, and Rational Contractors
The Limits of Purpose
The Theory of the End-in-Itself
Respect for Rational Nature as a Condition of Self-Respect
The Limits of Practical Reason
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