A Theory of Prudence

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Much of knowing what to do is knowing what to do for ourselves, but knowing how to act in our best interest is complex--we must know what benefits us, what burdens us, and how these facts present and constitute considerations in favor of action. Additionally, we must know how we should weigh our interests at different times--past, present, and future. Dale Dorsey argues that a theory of prudence is needed: a theory of how we ought to act when we are acting for ourselves. A Theory of Prudence provides a comprehensive account of prudence, including the metaethics of prudential value, the nature of the personal good, the reasons of prudence, and the structure of prudential normativity over time.

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Price
£65.00
Publisher
Oxford University Press
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Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780198823759
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