A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use

2016.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rob Lovering, A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 218pp., $75.35 (hbk), ISBN 9781137548764.
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2016.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rob Lovering, A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 218pp., $75.35 (hbk), ISBN 9781137548764. Reviewed by Lester Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Madison As its title indicates, this book is about the moral status of "recreational" drug use. It is not about whether such behavior is prudent, nor whether it ought to be legally permitted. Its topic area is further constrained by Rob Lovering's apparent assumptions that the only moral statuses that such drug use might have that are relevant to his discussion are those of being morally permitted and being morally impermissible (or at least morally criticizable, an idea he introduces in the first chapter but which seems to play little if any role in the discussion that follows). In addition, he apparently assumes that the way to prove that something is permitted is simply to answer all the possible arguments for the conclusion that it. . .

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