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Scanlon, Thomas

Overview
Works: 105 works in 357 publications in 7 languages and 15,179 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: BJ1411, 170
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Most widely held works by Thomas Scanlon
Moral dimensions : permissibility, meaning, blame by Thomas Scanlon( )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a clear and elegant style, T.M. Scanlon reframes current philosophical debates as he explores the moral permissibility of an action. Permissibility may seem to depend on the agent's reasons for performing an action. There seems to be an important moral difference, for example, between tactical bombing and a campaign by terrorists - even if the same number of noncombatants are killed - and this difference may seem to lie in the agents' respective aims. Scanlon argues, however, that the apparent dependence of permissibility on the agent's reasons in such cases is merely a failure to distinguish between two kinds of moral assessment: assessment of the permissibility of an action and assessment of the way an agent decided what to do." "The meaning of an action depends on the agent's reasons for performing it, in a way that its permissibility does not. Blame, he argues, is a response to the meaning of an action rather than to its permissibility. This analysis leads to a novel account of the conditions of moral responsibility and to important conclusions about the ethics of blame."--Jacket
The difficulty of tolerance : essays in political philosophy by Thomas Scanlon( )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Written between 1969 and 1999, these essays in political philosophy examine the standards by which social and political institutions should be justified and appraised. The collection includes the classic essays "Preference and Urgency", "A Theory of Freedom of Expression", and "Contractualism and Utilitarianism", as well as other essays that have not been generally accessible until now. The volume will be essential reading for all studying these topics from the perspective of political philosophy, politics, and law
Marx, justice, and history by Marshall Cohen( )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political and ideological turmoil of the late 1960's stimulated among Anglo-American philosophers a new interest in applying moral philosophy to the problems of contemporary society, and a search for critical perspectives on Marx and Marxist thought. These essays, originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, contribute to both these areas in the form of new Marxist scholarship and in illuminating the way in which Marxist criticism and social theory bear on contemporary analytic moral philosophy and current moral problems. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
What we owe to each other by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T.M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. Scanlon bases his contractualism on a broader account of reasons, value, and individual well-being that challenges standard views about these crucial notions
Medicine and moral philosophy by Marshall Cohen( )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights and wrongs of abortion by Marshall Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book originally appeared in the quarterly journal Philosophy & public affairs."
Being realistic about reasons by Thomas Scanlon( )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is what we have reason to do a matter of fact? If so, what kind of truth is involved, how can we know it, and how do reasons motivate and explain action? In this concise and lucid book T.M. Scanlon offers answers, with a qualified defense of normative cognitivism-the view that there are normative truths about reasons for action
War and moral responsibility by Marshall Cohen( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality and preferential treatment( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays, with one exception originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, consider the moral problems associated with improving the social and economic position of disadvantaged groups. If the situation of women and minorities improves so that their opportunities are equal to those of more favored groups, will they then be in a competitive position conducive to equal achievement? If not, can preferential hiring or preferential admission to educational institutions be justified? The contributors explore the complexities of this problem from several points of view. The discussions in Part I are more theoretical and concentrate on the application to this case of general considerations from ethical theory. The discussions in Part II also take up theoretical questions, but they start from specific problems about the constitutionality and the effectiveness of certain methods of achieving equality and counteracting discrimination. The two groups of essays demonstrate admirably the close connection between moral philosophy and questions of law and policy. The issues discussed include compensation, liability, victimization, the significance of group membership, the intrinsic importance of racial, sexual, or meritocratic criteria, and the overall effects of preferential policies. -- Back cover
Why does inequality matter? by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

20 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inequality is widely regarded as morally objectionable: T.M. Scanlon investigates why it matters to us. Demands for greater equality can seem puzzling, because it can be unclear what reason people have for objecting to the difference between what they have and what others have, as opposed simply to wanting to be better off. This book examines six such reasons. Inequality can be objectionable because it arises from a failure of some agent to give equal concern to the interests of different parties to whom it is obligated to provide some good. It can be objectionable because it involves or gives rise to objectionable inequalities in status. It can be objectionable because it gives the rich unacceptable forms of control over the lives of those who have less. It can be objectionable because it interferes with the procedural fairness of economic institutions, or because it deprives some people of substantive opportunity to take part in those institutions. Inequality can be objectionable because it interferes with the fairness of political institutions. Finally, inequality in wealth and income can be objectionable because it is unfair: the institutional mechanisms that produce it cannot be justified in the relevant way. Scanlon's aims is to provide a moral anatomy of these six reasons, and the ideas of equality that they involve. He also examines objections to the pursuit of equality on the ground that it involves objectionable interference with individual liberty, and argues that ideas of desert do not provide a basis either for justifying significant economic inequality or for objecting to it"-- Page 4 of cover
Trusts in Great Britain by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

4 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine and moral philosophy : a philosophy & public affairs reader by Marshall Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to the increased public interest in the moral aspects of medical practice, this collection of essays focuses on questions of justice and injustice in the delivery and distribution of medical care and on problems concerning the rights of patients in their relationship to doctors, medical institutions, and government.Originally published in 1982.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The diversity of objections to inequality by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'épreuve de la tolérance : essais de philosophie politique by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo que nos debemos unos a otros : qué significa ser moral? by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De acuerdo con la perspectiva contractualista de T.M. Scanlon, pensar acerca de lo correcto y lo incorrecto es pensar acerca de lo que hacemos en términos que podamos justificar ante los demás y que ellos no puedan rechazar razonablemente. El objetivo del libro es demostrar de qué modo la particular autoridad de las conclusiones al respecto procede del valor inherente a este tipo de relación con nuestros semejantes. Y a partir de eso Scanlon descubre que las ideas morales más familiares, como la bondad o la responsabilidad, pueden entenderse desde el papel que desempeñan en este proceso de justificación y crítica mutuas
Political equality = Politische Gleichheit( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is morality? by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PERCHE COMBATTERE LA DISUGUAGLIANZA by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public and private morality by Stuart Hampshire( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far can we apply the same moral principles to both public and private behaviour. In the interests of effective political action, are we right to accept acts of deceit, exploitation or force which we would regard as unacceptable in private relations with individuals? What means can be properly adopted in the promotion of great public causes? The problem of 'dirty hands' in politics was posed most strikingly by Machiavelli. It has re-emerged this century in a pressing and, to some extent, a new form, in connection with the two World Wars and more recently the Vietnam War, where the political decisions and the destruction, and risks of destruction, have been of a scale and character not previously experienced. The contributors, including Bernard Williams, Thomas Nagel, T.M. Scanlon, and Ronald Dworkin, examine the background to this problem in moral and political theory.--Publisher description
Marx, justice, and history( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Moral dimensions : permissibility, meaning, blame
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The difficulty of tolerance : essays in political philosophyMarx, justice, and historyWhat we owe to each otherMedicine and moral philosophyThe rights and wrongs of abortionBeing realistic about reasonsWar and moral responsibilityEquality and preferential treatment
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Scanlon, T. M. (Thomas M.)

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Скэнлон, Томас

תומאס מייקל סקנלון פילוסוף אמריקאי

ت. ام. سكانلون

تی.ام. اسکنلن ریاضی‌دان و فیلسوف آمریکایی

스캔런, T. M. 1940-

스캔론, T. M. 1940-

스캔론, 토마스 마이클 1940-

스캔론, 팀 1940-

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