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ISBN-10 1442211911ISBN-13 9781442211919
ISBN-10 0-8476-9761-4ISBN-13 978-0-8476-9761-8
Author(s): Tara Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 224

Viable Values examines the most basic foundations of value and morality, demonstrating the shortcomings of major traditional views and proposing that morality is grounded in the objective requirements of human life. Smith argues that morality depends on a proper understanding of the concept of values, and that values depend on the alternative of life or death. She proposes that human beings need to be moral in order to live, explaining how life is the standard of morality, how flourishing is the proper end and reward of living morally, and how an intelligent egoism is the path to flourishing.