Equality and tradition : questions of value in moral and political theory / Samuel Scheffler.

by Scheffler, Samuel, 1951-Looking glass.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.Description: viii, 343 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195396294; 0195396294.Subject(s): Values -- Political aspects | EqualityLooking glass | CosmopolitanismLooking glass | TolerationLooking glass | LiberalismLooking glass
Contents:
Valuing -- Morality and reasonable partiality -- Doing and allowing -- The division of moral labour : egalitarian liberalism as moral pluralism -- Is the basic structure basic? -- Cosmopolitanism, justice, and institutions -- What is egalitarianism? -- Choice, circumstance, and the value of equality -- Is terrorism morally distinctive? -- Immigration and the significance of culture -- The normativity of tradition -- The good of toleration.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This collection of essays by noted philosopher Samuel Scheffler combines discussion of abstract questions in moral and political theory with attention to the normative dimension of current social and political controversies. In addition to chapters on more abstract issues such as the natureof human valuing, the role of partiality in ethics, and the significance of the distinction between doing and allowing, the volume also includes essays on immigration, terrorism, toleration, political equality, and the normative significance of tradition.Uniting the essays is a shared preoccupation with questions about human value and values. The volume opens with an essay that considers the general question of what it is to value something - as opposed, say, to wanting it, wanting to want it, or thinking that it is valuable. Other essays exploreparticular values, such as equality, whose meaning and content are contested. Still others consider the tensions that arise, both within and among individuals, in consequence of the diversity of human values. One of the overarching aims of the book is to illuminate the different ways in whichliberal political theory attempts to resolve conflicts of both of these kinds.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Valuing -- Morality and reasonable partiality -- Doing and allowing -- The division of moral labour : egalitarian liberalism as moral pluralism -- Is the basic structure basic? -- Cosmopolitanism, justice, and institutions -- What is egalitarianism? -- Choice, circumstance, and the value of equality -- Is terrorism morally distinctive? -- Immigration and the significance of culture -- The normativity of tradition -- The good of toleration.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Part I Individuals
  • 1 Valuing
  • 2 Morality and Reasonable Partiality
  • 3 Doing and Allowing
  • Part II Institutions
  • 4 The Division of Moral Labour: Egalitarian Liberalism as Moral Pluralism
  • 5 Is the Basic Structure Basic?
  • 6 Cosmopolitanism, Justice, and Institutions
  • Part III Society
  • 7 What is Egalitarianism?
  • 8 Choice, Circumstance, and the Value of Equality
  • 9 Is Terrorism Morally Distinctive?
  • 10 Immigration and the Significance of Culture
  • 11 The Normativity of Tradition
  • 12 The Good of Toleration

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Samuel Scheffler is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He is the author of Consequentialism and its Critics, Human Morality, Boundaries and Allegiances, The Rejection of Consequentialism.

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