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Time and Ethics

There is a pressing need for an investigation into how time and ethics impact on each other. This book leads the way in addressing that need. The essays in this collection raise and investigate some of the key issues that arise at the intersection between these two areas of philosophy. It is for undergraduates, postgraduates and professional philosophers.
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Notes on the Contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction; H. Dyke. Part I: At the Time/Ethics Intersection. What Moral Realism Can Learn From The Philosophy Of Time; H. Dyke. Prudence, Identity and Value; R. Das. Part II: The Ethical Significance of Temporal Location. Moral Realism and Infinite Spacetime Imply Moral Nihilism; Q. Smith. Time and Punishment; M.J. Zimmerman. Intergenerational Responsibilities and the Interests of the Dead; J. Thompson. Time and Well-Being; A. Moore. Ethics and Temporality: When are Moral Propositions True? P. Caws. The Moral Relevance of Past Preferences; K. Bykvist. Saying and Showing the Good; P. Butchvarov. Part III: Persons as Temporal and Ethical Beings. Personal Identity, Responsibility and Time; L.N. Oaklander. Empathy, Immediacy and Morality; M. Slote. Persons in Time: Metaphysics and Ethics; T.D.J. Chappell. The Non-Identity Problem; T. Mulgan. Diachronic Obligation; W. Grey. Index.

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