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The basic minimum : a welfarist approach, Dale Dorsey

Label
The basic minimum : a welfarist approach
Title
The basic minimum
Title remainder
a welfarist approach
Statement of responsibility
Dale Dorsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A common presupposition in contemporary moral and political philosophy is that individuals should be provided with some basic threshold of goods, capabilities, or well-being. But if there is such a basic minimum, how should this be understood? Dale Dorsey offers an underexplored answer: that the basic minimum should be characterized not as the achievement of a set of capabilities, or as access to some specified bundle of resources, but as the maintenance of a minimal threshold of human welfare. In addition, Dorsey argues that though political institutions should be committed to the promotion of this minimal threshold, we should reject approaches that seek to cast the basic minimum as a human right. His book will be important for all who are interested in theories of political morality"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
172
Index
index present
LC call number
JA79
LC item number
.D64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The basic minimum : a welfarist approach, Dale Dorsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. On the concept (and some conceptions) of the basic minimum -- 2. A welfarist basic minimum -- 3. Adaptive preferences -- 4. The intrinsic value of the basic minimum -- 5. Against rights -- 6. On objections to welfarism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 217 p.
Isbn
9781107017115
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011043832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn748328364
  • UtOrBLW
Label
The basic minimum : a welfarist approach, Dale Dorsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. On the concept (and some conceptions) of the basic minimum -- 2. A welfarist basic minimum -- 3. Adaptive preferences -- 4. The intrinsic value of the basic minimum -- 5. Against rights -- 6. On objections to welfarism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 217 p.
Isbn
9781107017115
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011043832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn748328364
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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