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An Anatomy of Values

Problems of Personal and Social Choice

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ISBN 9780674332485

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

265 pages


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  • Acknowledgments
    • I. Introduction
  • Part One. The Structure and Ordering of Ends
    • II. Means and Ends
      • A Straw Man
      • The Complexity of Ends
      • The Concept of Rational Ends
      • Explicit and Implicit Principles
    • III. Rational Ends and Their Principles
      • The Rationality of Rational Ends
      • Kinds of Rational Ends
      • Particular Ends and General Principles
    • IV. The Principle of Morality
      • The Principle of Morality Introduced
      • The Principle of Morality as the Most General Principle Applicable to Relations with Other Persons
      • Why Should We Be Moral?
      • Justice and the Obligations of Fairness. The Rawlsian System
    • V. Love, Friendship, and Trust
      • Moral Feelings
      • Love
      • Friendship
      • Trust
      • Love, Friendship, Trust, and the Ordering of Ends
    • VI. The System of Ends: The Concept of the Life Plan
      • Knowledge as a Rational End
      • Art
      • Instinctual Ends
      • Survival
      • Relations and Priorities among Ends
      • The Concept of the Life Plan
  • Part Two. Rational Ends and Social Structures
    • VII. The Concept of Society
      • A Sketch of Parson’s System
      • Sociological and Normative Theory
      • Society as a System of Ends
    • VIII. Law as a Means and as an End
      • The Intrinsic Value of Law
      • Rules of Law and Expressive Relations
      • Expressive Acts of Criminal Procedure
      • The Legal Profession
      • Law and Morals
    • IX. Privacy: A Rational Context
      • An Immodest Proposal: Electronic Monitoring
      • Privacy and Personal Relations
      • The Concreate Recognition of Privacy
      • The Concept of Privacy Applied to the Problem of Monitoring
      • The Role of Law
  • Part Three. Life and Death
    • X. Life Plans and Mortality
      • Time and Identity
      • Change and Uncertainty
      • Death
      • The Shape of the Life Plan
      • The Concept of the Risk Budget
    • XI. Imposing Risks on Others
      • The General Theorem
      • The Concept of the Risk Pool
      • Ordinary and Grave Risks
      • Obligations
      • Some Further Limitations on the Risk Pool: Kidney Banks and Life Rafts
    • XII. The Value of Life
      • The Problem of Statistical Lives
      • Some Entailments of Maximizing
      • Some Invalid Arguments
      • Fairness
      • The Personalist Argument
      • How One Dies
      • The Primacy of the Concrete
  • Notes
  • Index

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