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Roles and Values
An Introduction to Social Ethics

ISBN 9780367900359
Published June 1, 2022 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1971, this book provides a lucid philosophical investigation of the area in which the demands of social and political institutions impinge on individual values and responsibilities, using the concept of a social role to focus attention on the problems and tensions which are necessarily involved. This approach to social and political philosophy will be of interest to students of social sciences as well as of philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Social Ethics 2. The Principles of Social Morality 3. Responsibility 4. Authority, Legitimacy and Representation 5. The Morality of Government Action 6. Persons and Roles 7. Resenting, Forgiving, Punishing and Pardoning 8. Moral Change and Moral Improvement

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R. S. Downie