Manipulation

2015.03.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christian Coons and Michael Weber (eds.), Manipulation, Oxford University Press, 2014, 258pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.03.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christian Coons and Michael Weber (eds.), Manipulation, Oxford University Press, 2014, 258pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199338214. Reviewed by Gerald K. Harrison, Massey University Christian Coons and Michael Weber have put together a timely and fascinating collection of original articles on the topic of manipulation. As the contributions amply illustrate, manipulation is a pervasive presence in our lives, from advertising and guilt trips to romantic relationships: we are manipulated and manipulate all the time. Yet not enough has been done to clarify the concept and its morally relevant features. Does manipulation necessarily involve wrongdoing? Does it always involve some kind of deception? Must it be intentional? Does it always subvert or bypass an agent's freedom or rational capacities? The ten papers in this collection focus primarily on these issues and their respective moral significance. That is to. . .

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