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Morality and Self-Interest Paul Bloomfield

Morality and Self-Interest

Paul Bloomfield

Published August 29th 2008
ISBN : 9781281159052
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323 pages
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The relationship between morality and self-interest is a perennial one in philosophy, at the center of moral theory. It goes back to Platos Republic, which debated whether living morally was in a persons best interest or simply for dupes. HobbesMoreThe relationship between morality and self-interest is a perennial one in philosophy, at the center of moral theory. It goes back to Platos Republic, which debated whether living morally was in a persons best interest or simply for dupes. Hobbes also claimed that morality was not in the best interests of the individual- Kant, however, thought that morality ought to be followed anyway even if it was not in a persons interest. Aristotle, Hume, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche all had much to say on the subject, and contemporary philosophers like Thomas Nagel and David Gauthier discuss it a good deal as well. Little of the contemporary work has been published in book format however. Bloomfields edited volume is the first such book truly devoted to this important topic, presenting brand new, commissioned articles on this subject by some of the top philosophers working today. Bloomfield provides an introduction to the topic and its place in philosophical history in his introduction. The volume will then be divided into three sections.