Needs and Moral Necessity

By Soran Reader

© 2007 – Routledge

10 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415542944
pub: 2012-10-10
Hardback: 9780415960359
pub: 2007-10-12

About the Book

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy