The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect

2016.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philip Pettit, The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect, Oxford University Press, 2015,
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2016.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philip Pettit, The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect, Oxford University Press, 2015, 281pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732600. Reviewed by Paul Hurley, Claremont McKenna College​ Philip Pettit is a stalwart member of the shrinking group of impersonal consequentialists, those who maintain that the right action is determined through appeal to the impersonal, agent-neutral evaluation of outcomes. Notoriously, Bernard Williams and others have charged that such a theory of right action undermines rich goods of attachment, virtue, and respect, alienating agents from relationships of friendship and love and undermining the integrity of virtuous character in the relentless pursuit of agent-neutral value. Pettit's project in this book is first to present a detailed, unified account of such rich goods together with their supporting rationale, then to argue that the proper. . .

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