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Motivation ethics, by Mathew Coakley

Label
Motivation ethics
Title
Motivation ethics
Statement of responsibility
by Mathew Coakley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book about a particular moral theory motivation ethics and why we should accept it. But it is also a book about moral theorizing, about how we might compare different structures of moral theory. In principle we might morally evaluate a range of objects: we might, for example, evaluate what people do is some action right, wrong, permitted, forbidden, a duty or beyond what is required? Or we might evaluate agents: what is it to be morally heroic, or morally depraved, or highly moral? And, we could evaluate institutions: which ones are just, or morally better, or legitimate? Most theories focus on one (or two) of these and offer arguments against rivals. What this book does is to step back and ask a different question: of the theories that evaluate one object, are they compatible with an acceptable account of the evaluation of the other objects? So, for instance, if a moral theory tells us which actions are right and wrong, well can it then be compatible with a theory of what it is to be a morally good or bad or heroic or depraved agent (or deny the need for this)? It seems that this would be an easy task, but the book sets out how this is very difficult for some of our most prominent theories, why this is so, and why a theory based on motivations might be the right answer. --
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Coakley, Mathew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ethics
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Moral motivation
  • Consequentialism (Ethics)
  • Duty
Label
Motivation ethics, by Mathew Coakley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Consequentialism and the moral agent question -- Motivation ethics -- Deontology and the moral agent question -- Moral demandingness and two concepts of evaluation -- The problem of special relationships -- Global duties and the state -- Legitimacy and the good -- Interpersonal comparisons of the good -- On the scope of reason
Control code
19240731
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781350004580
Lccn
2016036520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957705136
Label
Motivation ethics, by Mathew Coakley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Consequentialism and the moral agent question -- Motivation ethics -- Deontology and the moral agent question -- Moral demandingness and two concepts of evaluation -- The problem of special relationships -- Global duties and the state -- Legitimacy and the good -- Interpersonal comparisons of the good -- On the scope of reason
Control code
19240731
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781350004580
Lccn
2016036520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957705136

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