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Simon Keller


We are partial to people with whom we share special relationships—if someone is your child, parent, or friend, you wouldn't treat them as you would a stranger. But is partiality justified, and if so, why? This book presents a theory of the reasons supporting special treatment within special relationships and explores the vexing problem of how we might reconcile the moral value of these relationships with competing claims of impartial morality. The book explains that in order to understand why we give special treatment to our family and friends, we need to understand how people come to matter i ... More

Keywords: partiality, special relationships, moral value, impartial morality, special treatment, morality, friends, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691154732
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Keller, author
University of New Zealand

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