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Shades of Goodness

Gradability, Demandingness and the Structure of Moral Theories

  • Authors
  • Rob Lawlor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. 1 Introduction

    1. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 1-9
  3. Act-Consequentialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 13-20
    3. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 59-65
    4. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 66-70
  4. Scalar Consequentialism: Morality without Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 94-95
  5. Deontology: Ross-Style Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 99-116
    3. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 117-127
    4. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 139-140
  6. Gradability in Other Moral Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 143-173
    3. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 174-174
  7. Deontology: Non-Gradable Moral Monism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 177-193
    3. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 202-203
    4. Rob Lawlor
      Pages 204-207
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 208-245

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Consequentialism Deontology morality

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