- Series: Oxford Ethics Series
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 2, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195154959
- ISBN-13: 978-0195154955
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,690,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Suffering and Moral Responsibility (Oxford Ethics Series)
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"A wise and sensitive book...Mayerfeld has done a great service by drawing our attention to suffering. His arguments are careful and thoughtful, and this book should become the standard work on the topic." --Joan C. Tronto, American Political Science Review
"...provocative and insightful....This book would work well in a graduate ethics course."--Choice
"This book combines exacting, nuanced argumentation with a practical purpose that sets it apart from much work in philosophical ethics. At its best, it sharply focuses our attention on the experiences of both fictional and nonfictional individuals, variously placed along a hedonistic continuum, to illustrate the moral meaning of happiness and suffering."--Review of Metaphysics
About the Author
Jamie Mayerfeld Associate Professor of Political Science University of Washington
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This book is a technical read for those who will attempt it, but it is worth the effort of those who care enough to wonder if their compassion is truly being delivered to the one person most in need.