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Shades of Goodness

Gradability, Demandingness and the Structure of Moral Theories

Authors: Lawlor, R.

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It is typically thought that the demandingness problem is specifically a problem for consequentialists because of the gradable nature of consequentialist theories. Shades of Goodness argues that most moral theories have a gradable structure and, more significantly, that this is an advantage, rather than a disadvantage, for those theories.

About the authors

ROB LAWLOR is a research fellow at the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning), University of Leeds, UK.

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'Rob Lawlor's book is philosophically penetrating, innovative, well argued and well written. All students of consequentialism and deontology will have to read this book' - Brad Hooker, University of Reading, UK

'...an excellent book which should be of interest to anyone concerned with the nature of moral theories and the forms of explanation that they embody.Throughout the book Lawlor writes in a clear and approachable style, with telling examples and frequent summaries of the conclusions so far. It is warmly recommended to anyone working in this area.' -Analysis Reviews


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shades of Goodness
Book Subtitle
Gradability, Demandingness and the Structure of Moral Theories
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23927-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230239272
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57357-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 245
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