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The Resource Welfare, happiness, and ethics, L.W. Sumner

Welfare, happiness, and ethics, L.W. Sumner

Label
Welfare, happiness, and ethics
Title
Welfare, happiness, and ethics
Statement of responsibility
L.W. Sumner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Moral philosophers agree that welfare matters. But they disagree about what it is, or how much it matters. Wayne Sumner presents an original theory of welfare, investigating its nature and discussing its importance. He considers and rejects all notable theories of welfare, both objective and subjective, including hedonism and theories founded on desire or preference. His own theory connects welfare closely with happiness or life satisfaction. Reacting against the value pluralism that currently dominates moral philosophy, he advances welfare as the only basic ethical value. He concludes by discussing the implications of this thesis for ethical and political theory. Written in clear, non-technical language, and including a definitive survey of other work in this area, Sumner's book is essential reading for moral philosophers, political theorists, and welfare economists
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sumner, L. W
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1481
LC item number
.S87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Contentment
  • Human services
Label
Welfare, happiness, and ethics, L.W. Sumner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34658579
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198244400
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Welfare, happiness, and ethics, L.W. Sumner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34658579
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198244400
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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