Larry Temkin

Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
Douglass Campus, Davison Hall 47
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882
Phone: (732) 932-9861 x151
Fax: (732) 932-8617
Larry Temkin is professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, specializing in ethics and political philosophy. Temkin is the author of Inequality (Oxford University Press, 1993).

In addition to a number of articles regarding the nature, foundation, and appeal of equality, Prof. Temkin is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning. The book spans a broad array of topics, including principles and problems of aggregation, transitivity, continuity, independence conditions, person-affecting principles, impersonal values, intrinsic versus essentially comparative conceptions of moral ideals, and the role moral ideals play in all things considered judgments. Together, the book's topics raise a host of deep and complex issues that have far-reaching practical and theoretical implications. Ultimately, the book may challenge the very intelligibility of ranking outcomes in many cases. Minimally, it challenges us to rethink standard assumptions about the good, moral ideals, and the nature of practical reasoning.

Focus: Culture, Ethics, Health, United States, Americas


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Last Updated: Dec 05, 2008

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