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Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

By (author) George Sher
Format: Hardback
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 21st Sep 1987
Dimensions: h 230mm
Weight: 420g
ISBN-10: 0691077452
ISBN-13: 9780691077451
Barcode No: 9780691077451
The description for this book, Desert, will be forthcoming.

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Although I realize it has become a clich to praise a book by saying that it should be required reading, I believe that from now on those who would write on desert (either pro or con), or who would presuppose some notions of desert in their writings on other topics, have an obligation to study Sher's book.---Jeffrie Murphy, The Philosophical Review George Sher's book is a comprehensive and constructive account of our pre-reflective intuitions of desert. Sher reviews the great variety of desert-claims that arise in connection with wages, prizes, honors, rewards, and penalties, as well as in miscellaneous settings, and elaborates a set of supporting justifications. The result is a clearly written, closely reasoned, often ingenious defense of desert.---Kenneth Winston, Political Theory A complex and subtle depiction of a highly irregular conceptual terrain. . . . Sher's discussion is sure to play an important part in future thinking about desert. It has many virtues, foremost among them its thoroughness and clarity and its refusal to dodge difficulties. It represents a stimulating and educative contribution to several different areas of philosophical debate, and on all these grounds deserves to be widely read.---A. C. Grayling, Times Higher Education Supplement