Moral Theory
Moral Theory  -     By: David S. Oderberg
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 216
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.05 X 6.02 X 0.68 (inches)
ISBN: 063121903X
ISBN-13: 9780631219033

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Moral Theory sets out the basic system used to solve moral problems, the system that consequentialists deride as 'traditional morality'. The central concepts, principles and distinctions of traditional morality are explained and defended: rights; justice; the good; virtue; the intention/foresight distinction; the acts/omissions distinction; and, centrally, the fundamental value of human life.

Author Bio

David S. Oderberg is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. A graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford, he is author of The Metaphysics of Identity over Time (1993); co-editor, with Jacqueline A. Laing, of Human Lives: Critical Essays on Consequentialist Bioethics (1997), and editor of Form and Matter: Themes in Contemporary Metaphysics (Blackwell, 1999).

Editorial Reviews

"Oderberg's discussion of [the] issues is rich and thoughtprovoking. [The] work is, even for non-believers, an important andengaging statement of non-consequentialist moral theory" KasparLippert-Rasmussen, The Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 51, no.204, July 2001.

"Oderberg writes clearly and with precision in a way that isneither patronising, popularist, or difficult.... His is a seriouslook at what's gone wrong in recent moral philosophy and at how weought to recast our theories. As such it offers no feel good JohnLennon 'Imagine' type view of the changed world. What it doesinstead is to remind us of a strangely misplaced aim to morality,that of living the good life, of simply being or trying to be agood and whole person....This is a book that throws a new light ina new direction on an old subject and as such should be widely readby both those in the business of philosophy and, perhaps equallyimportantly, by those outside the academic circles." Reviewed byAshley Harrold, bookseller at Blackwell's Bookshop, King's RoadReading

"Moral Theory ... provides a welcome alternative tocurrent debates dominated by the consequentialist approach"CHOICE

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