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Author Abad Muñoz, Diana, 1943-

Title Keeping balance : on desert and propriety / Diana Abad.

Publication Info. Frankfurt ; New Brunswick : Ontos Verlag ; Piscataway, NJ : [Distributed in] North and South America by Transaction Books, [2007]

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Description 1 online resource (202 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Practical philosophy ; Bd. 10
Practical philosophy ; Bd. 10.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 25, 2013).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and indexes.
Contents pt. 1. Desert -- pt. 2. Propriety -- pt. 3. Applications.
Summary What is desert? The aim of this book is to give an analysis of this notion. Starting from Feinberg's seminal paper, the argument goes on to Chisholm, 18th-century British Rationalism, and Kant, who developed the concept of propriety that is the foundation of the concept of desert and the key to understanding it. Beyond the analysis, the concept of desert is applied to two problems of moral philosophy, punishment and moral residue, that can be solved only by means of this notion. Desert is an indispensable moral concept we do well to understand clearly and to incorporate into our moral practice.
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Subject Justice (Philosophy)
Justice (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Abad, Diana. Keeping Balance : On Desert and Propriety. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2007 9783110327427
ISBN 9783110327779 (electronic book)
3110327775 (electronic book)