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This collection of essays by noted philosopher Samuel Scheffler combines discussion of abstract questions in moral and political theory with attention to the normative dimension of current social and political controversies. In addition to chapters on more abstract issues such as the nature of human valuing, the role of partiality in ethics, and the significance of the distinction between doing and allowing, the volume also includes essays on immigration, terrorism, toleration, political equality, and the normative significance of tradition. Uniting the essays is a shared preoccupation with questions about human value and values. The volume opens with an essay that considers the general question of what it is to value something - as opposed, say, to wanting it, wanting to want it, or thinking that it is valuable. Other essays explore particular values, such as equality, whose meaning and content are contested. Still others consider the tensions that arise, both within and among individuals, in consequence of the diversity of human values. One of the overarching aims of the book is to illuminate the different ways in which liberal political theory attempts to resolve conflicts of both of these kinds.

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9780195396294 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2010, cover price $61.00 | About this edition: This collection of essays by noted philosopher Samuel Scheffler combines discussion of abstract questions in moral and political theory with attention to the normative dimension of current social and political controversies.

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9780199899579 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 2012, cover price $28.95

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Product Description: This exceptional work--a collection of eleven essays by one of the most fascinating moral philosophers currently writing--explores a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards and critical of liberal political philosophy. The essays address the capacity of liberal thought, and of the moral traditions on which it draws, to accommodate a variety of challenges posed by the changing circumstances of the modern world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780199241491 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 3, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This exceptional work--a collection of eleven essays by one of the most fascinating moral philosophers currently writing--explores a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards and critical of liberal political philosophy.

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9780199257676 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 13, 2003, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: This exceptional work--a collection of eleven essays by one of the most fascinating moral philosophers currently writing--explores a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards and critical of liberal political philosophy.

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9780198235101 | Rev sub edition (Clarendon Pr, September 22, 1994), cover price $125.00

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9780198235118 | Revised edition (Clarendon Pr, September 22, 1994), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Some people believe that the demands of morality coincide with the requirements of an enlightened self-interest. Others believe that morality is diametrically opposed to considerations of self-interest. This book argues that there is another position, intermediate between these extremes, which makes better sense of the totality of our moral thought and practice...read more

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9780195074482 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 21, 1992, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Some people believe that the demands of morality coincide with the requirements of an enlightened self-interest.

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9780195085648 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, September 16, 1993, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Some people believe that the demands of morality coincide with the requirements of an enlightened self-interest.

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By Samuel Scheffler (editor)

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9780198750888 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 14, 1988, cover price $49.95

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9780198750734 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, April 14, 1988, cover price $40.00

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