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1st Edition

Needs and Moral Necessity

ISBN 9780415542944
Published October 10, 2012 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

Needs and Moral Necessity analyses ethics as a practice, explains why we have three moral theory-types, consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics, and argues for a fourth needs-based theory.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. What Ethics Is  3. Ethics as a Practice  4. Meeting Patients’ Needs  5. The Moral Demandingness of Needs  6. Objections  7. Consequentialism  8. Deontology  9. Virtue Ethics

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Soran Reader is Lecturer in Philosophy at Durham University and is editor of The Philosophy of Need (Cambridge University Press, 2006).