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In A Theory of the Good and the Right, Brandt proposed a "reforming definition" of rationality, that one is rational if one's preferences are such that they survive cognitive psychotherapy in terms of all relevant information and logical criticism.

In A Theory of the Good and the Right, Brandt proposed a "reforming definition" of rationality, that one is rational if one's preferences are such that they survive cognitive psychotherapy in terms of all relevant information and logical criticism. He argued also that the morality such rational persons would accept would be a form of utilitarianism. Brandt believed that moral rules should be considered in sets which he called moral codes.

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Start by marking A Theory of the Good and the Right as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Richard B. Brandt. I read it for an Ethics Survey course taught by David Ozar at Loyola University Chicago during the first semester of 1980/81. The major ethical systems treated in that course were virtue ethics (the Greeks, Nietzsche), deontology (Kant), natural law ethics (Aquinas) and utilitarianism (Bentham, Mill).

Developing the concept of a moral code and defining "Morally right" actions by rational persons, this book discusses important traditional philosophical inquiries about what is good and right through analyses of contemporary psychological theories of action and motivation. org to approved e-mail addresses.

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Brandt makes abundantly clear the importance and usefulness of trying to state issues in neutral nonmoral terminology in a way that permits them to be answered but also allows one to understand why one might be interested in the answers. He shows how psychological theory can be applied in philosophy in unsuspected ways. He greatly advances our understanding of the sorts of criticisms that actions are subject to, and therefore advances our understanding of practical reasons.

Essential to what is important in traditional philosophical inquiries, these questions and others are pursued in A Theory of the Good and the Right, Richard B. Brandt's now classic work, based on his Oxford lectures. Using a contemporary psychological theory of action and of motivation, Brandt argues that rational people would choose a utilitarian moral code that the purpose of living should be to strive for the greatest good for the largest number of people.

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Developing the concept of a moral code and defining "Morally right" actions by rational persons, this book discusses important traditional philosophical inquiries about what is good and right through analyses of contemporary psychological theories of action and motivation.

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Quellik
I read this book a long time ago, and furthermore I reject utilitarianism. Even so, I feel compelled to praise this book now if only to counterbalance the only other review herein. I remember being mightily impressed by the book when I read (and reread) it. I would justify that reaction now by noting that this was a pioneering effort to inform philosophy with empirical findings. That is now the rage if not yet the norm. Willard van Orman Quine had famously called for the "naturalizing" of philosophy, particularly in epistemology. Brandt heeded that call in ethics. I consider this book to have been state of the art at the time of its original publication. How it fares now I am not in a position to say.
Usanner
David Hume is easily my favorite philosopher, so when I read of a "humean" modern moral philosopher, I jumped on this book. Unfortunately, I was terribly disappointed. When I read Brandt's belief that everyone in society should receive the same income, I could read no more. Hume would have been horrified by such an idea. Hume's moral theory was based on benevolence, but it was based on utility as well. Hume would have had some clue as to the complete disaster to the economy, and the incredible amount of power this would have placed in the federal government's hands. It never ceases to amaze me how naive modern philosophers can be when it comes to basic political economy.
A Theory of the Good and Right download epub
Humanities
Author: Richard B. Brandt
ISBN: 0198245505
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 2, 1979)
Pages: 362 pages