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dc.contributor.authorRONZONI, Miriam
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-23T13:39:13Z
dc.date.available2011-05-23T13:39:13Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationEthical theory and moral practice, 2010, 13, 4, 453-472
dc.identifier.issn1386-2820
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/17311
dc.description.abstractThe paper analyses Rawls's teleology/deontology distinction, and his concept of priority of the right. The first part of the paper aims both 1) to clarify what is distinctive about Rawls's deontology/teleology distinction (thus sorting out some existing confusion in the literature, especially regarding the conflation of such distinction with that between consequentialism and nonconsequentialism); and 2) to cash out the rich taxonomy of moral theories that such a distinction helpfully allows us to develop. The second part of the paper examines the concept of priority of the right. It argues that such a concept should not be identified with that of deontology - indeed, deontological theories do not necessarily assign priority to the right over the good. However, it contends that the concept of priority of the right is essential to explaining what specific kind of deontological theory "justice as fairness" is. Justice as fairness is a deontological theory which assigns priority to the right as a consequence of its commitment to a neutral position with respect to different accounts of what is ultimately valuable and good.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNeutrality
dc.subjectJustice
dc.subjectValue
dc.subjectDeontology
dc.subjectTeleology
dc.subjectRight
dc.subjectMoral philosophy
dc.subjectUtilitarianism
dc.subjectPriority of the right
dc.subjectConsequentialism
dc.subjectNon-consequentialism
dc.subjectRight/good distinction
dc.subjectRawls, John
dc.titleTeleology, deontology, and the priority of the right: on some unappreciated distinctions
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1007.s10677.009.9209.z
dc.identifier.volume13
dc.identifier.startpage453
dc.identifier.endpage472
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dc.identifier.issue4


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