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Author Smilansky, Saul.

Title 10 moral paradoxes / Saul Smilansky
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 144 pages) : illustrations
Contents Fortunate misfortune -- The paradox of beneficial retirement -- Two paradoxes about justice and the severity of punishment -- Blackmail : the solution -- The paradox of non-punishment -- On not being sorry about the morally bad -- Choice-egalitarianism and the paradox of the baseline -- Morality and moral worth -- The paradox of moral complaint -- Preferring not to have been born -- A meta-paradox : are paradoxes bad? -- Reflections on moral paradox
Summary Bull; bull; If a severe misfortune makes your life better, was it unfortunate? bull; Could it be that 50% of competent medical doctors ought promptly to retire? bull; Might a justice system threaten with unjust punishment, to avert the need for punishment? bull; Could things become too good, morally? bull; Can terrorists morally complain if innocent people they care about are harmed? The importance of paradox in the study of philosophy, from metaphysics to logic, is evident from the abundant literature on the subject. But until now, very little critical study of paradox within ethics has been
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-141) and index
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Subject Ethics.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470696605
Other Titles Ten moral paradoxes