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Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics Paperback – April 15, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0198238782 ISBN-10: 0198238789

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198238789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198238782
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a clear, careful, and well-crafted investigation into major theories of welfare....[this work] will be of interest to many moral philosophers."--The Philosophical Review

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Wayne Sumner is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Moral Foundations of Rights (OUP 1987) and Abortion and Moral Theory, and is co-editor with Joseph Boyle of Philosophical Perspectives on Bioethics.

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Most important book on the area, but funny that the style in philosophical writing has changed in the last 20 years or so. COntemporary books are more easily accessible, and often better argued. But Sumner's book can take the critique and survive, despite that it does not take the empirical work into account as fully as the more recent works in philosophy.
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