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Impartial benevolence and partial love

Chappell, Timothy (2009). Impartial benevolence and partial love. In: Chappell, Timothy ed. The problem of moral demandingness. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 70–85.

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Abstract

‘Impartial benevolence and partial love’ contributes, like the other essays in the edited collection ‘The Problem of Moral Demandingness’, to the discussion of that problem. Its contribution is to offer a phenomenological exploration of the place that these two ideas/ ideals actually have in our ethical life and experience. On the basis of this exploration I argue that neither ideal, neither impartial benevolence nor partial love, comprehensively “trumps” the other — both are important, and more to the point, simply different. Hence there is no general algorithm for deciding which counts for more.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISBN: 0-230-21940-3, 978-0-230-21940-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36706
Depositing User: Sophie Grace Chappell
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 11:18
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36706
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