Good Intentions: Moral Obstacles and Opportunities
David H. Smith
Indiana University Press, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 239 pages
It seems self-evident that giving is a good thing. But there are profound arguments against a social stress on giving, many of them couched in the language of justice. In this book, scholars from a variety of fields associated with philanthropy discuss the moral issues surrounding efforts to do good. The chapters are arranged in five parts: Important Exemplars, Deciding Whom to Help, Issues for Religious Communities, The Importance and Insufficiency of Charity, and Retrospect and Prospect. A. Kass, John Langan, S.J., Paul Pribbenow, Paul G. Schervish, David H. Smith, William M. Sullivan, Philip Turner, and Patricia H. Werhane. the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, and Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. He is co-editor of Early Warning: Cases and Ethical Guidance for Presymptomatic Testing in Genetic Diseases (IUP, 1998) and author of Entrusted: The Moral Responsibilities of Trusteeship (IUP, 1995).
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