Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory


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Is there a limit to the legitimate demands of morality? In particular, is there a limit to people's responsibility to promote the well-being of others, either directly or via social institutions? Utilitarianism admits no such limit, and is for that reason often said to be an unacceptably demanding moral and political view. In this original new study, Murphy argues that the charge of excessive demands amounts to little more than an affirmation of the status quo. The real problem with utilitarianism is that it makes unfair ...

Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory 2003, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195171952

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Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory 2000, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195079760