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Welfare and Rational Care

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ISBN-10: 0691092532

ISBN-13: 9780691092539

Edition: 2002

Authors: Stephen Darwall

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What kind of life best ensures human welfare? Since the ancient Greeks, this question has been as central to ethical philosophy as to ordinary reflection. But what exactly is welfare? This question has suffered from relative neglect. And, as Stephen Darwall shows, it has done so at a price. Presenting a provocative new "rational care theory of welfare," Darwall proves that a proper understanding of welfare fundamentally changes how we think about what is best for people. Most philosophers have assumed that a person's welfare is what is good from her point of view, namely, what she has a distinctive reason to pursue. In the now standard terminology, welfare is assumed to have an…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 4.96" wide x 7.91" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Welfare's Normativity
Welfare and Care
Empathy, Sympathy, Care
Valuing Activity: Golub's Smile
Notes
References
Index