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Rights, Restitution, and Risk

Essays in Moral Theory

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$47.00 • £37.95 • €42.50

ISBN 9780674769816

Publication Date: 01/01/1986

Short

282 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

World

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These essays are distinguished examples of analytical philosophy: clear, highly intelligent, and scrupulously argued. The presentation is forceful, and several pieces speak directly to important matters of general concern, such as abortion and positive discrimination. Thomson’s use of examples is particularly striking. They are starkly presented, and notably unsentimental. Some may find the tone heartless. That effect is not unintentional, and the very bare and unapologetic presentation is designed to shock the reader into reflection. Her work reaches towards morally adventurous conclusions, and is impatient of many received pieties.—Bernard Williams

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