Autonomy and self-respect

Thomas E. Hill, Jr

This stimulating collection of essays in ethics eschews the simple exposition and refinement of abstract theories. Rather, the author focuses on everyday moral issues, often neglected by philosophers, and explores the deeper theoretical questions which they raise. Such issues are: Is it wrong to tell a lie to protect someone from a painful truth? Should one commit a lesser evil to prevent another from doing something worse? Can one be both autonomous and compassionate? Other topics discussed are servility, weakness of will, suicide, obligations to oneself, snobbery, and enviornmental concerns. A feature of the collection is the contrast of Kantian and utilitarian answers to these problems. The essays are crisply and lucidly written and will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy.

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This stimulating collection of essays in ethics eschews the simple exposition and refinement of abstract theories. Rather, the author focuses on everyday moral issues, often neglected by philosophers, and explores the deeper theoretical questions which they raise. Such issues are: Is it wrong to tell a lie to protect someone from a painful truth? Should one commit a lesser evil to prevent another from doing something worse? Can one be both autonomous and compassionate? Other topics discussed are servility, weakness of will, suicide, obligations to oneself, snobbery, and enviornmental concerns. A feature of the collection is the contrast of Kantian and utilitarian answers to these problems. The essays are crisply and lucidly written and will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy.

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[目次]

  • Sources and acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Servility and self-respect
  • 2. Self-respect reconsidered
  • 3. Autonomy and benevolent lies
  • 4. The importance of autonomy
  • 5. Symbolic protest and calculated silence
  • 6. Moral purity and the lesser evil
  • 7. Self-regarding suicide: a modified Kantian view
  • 8. Ideals of human excellence and preserving natural environments
  • 9. Weakness of will and character
  • 10. Promises to oneself
  • 11. Social snobbery and human dignity
  • 12. Pains and projects: justifying to oneself
  • 13. The message of affirmative action
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Sources and acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Servility and self-respect
  • 2. Self-respect reconsidered
  • 3. Autonomy and benevolent lies
  • 4. The importance of autonomy
  • 5. Symbolic protest and calculated silence
  • 6. Moral purity and the lesser evil
  • 7. Self-regarding suicide: a modified Kantian view
  • 8. Ideals of human excellence and preserving natural environments
  • 9. Weakness of will and character
  • 10. Promises to oneself
  • 11. Social snobbery and human dignity
  • 12. Pains and projects: justifying to oneself
  • 13. The message of affirmative action
  • Index.

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この本の情報

書名 Autonomy and self-respect
著作者等 Hill, Thomas E.
Hill Jr. Thomas E.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 ix, 218 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521397723
0521394643
NCID BA13150666
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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