Chapter

Introduction

Larry S. Temkin

in Rethinking the Good

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199759446
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932214 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759446.003.0001

Series: Oxford Ethics Series

Introduction

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to illuminate some of the key assumptions to which many are firmly committed regarding the nature of the good, moral ideals, and practical reasoning. These assumptions have a central role to play in the development of an adequate account for ranking outcomes. It then presents an overview of the central topics addressed in the book including aggregation, the nature and significance of various Spectrum Arguments, the Axiom of Transitivity, and nature of ideals and, in particular. The discussion then turns to intuitions, impossibility arguments and juggling, and terminologies.

Keywords: good; moral ideals; practical reasoning; outcomes; Spectrum Arguments; Axiom of Transitivity

Chapter.  9932 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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