XV - Self-interest and self-sacrifice

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Stephen Darwall has recently suggested (following work by Mark Overvold) that theories which identify a person's good with her own ranking of concerns do not properly delimit the 'scope' of welfare, making self-sacrifice conceptually impossible. But whether a theory of welfare makes self-sacrifice impossible depends on what self-sacrifice is. I offer an alternative analysis to Overvold's, explaining why self-interest and self-sacrifice need not be opposed, and so why the problems of delimiting the scope of welfare and of allowing for self-sacrifice are distinct. If my analysis is correct, desire theories may allow for self-sacrifice however they delimit the scope of welfare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-325
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the Aristotelean Society
Volume109
Issue number1 PART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Fingerprint

Self-sacrifice
Ranking
Person

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

Cite this

XV - Self-interest and self-sacrifice. / Rosati, Connie S.

In: Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society, Vol. 109, No. 1 PART 3, 10.2009, p. 311-325.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{251add6940bb4050b0373f220907d404,
title = "XV - Self-interest and self-sacrifice",
abstract = "Stephen Darwall has recently suggested (following work by Mark Overvold) that theories which identify a person's good with her own ranking of concerns do not properly delimit the 'scope' of welfare, making self-sacrifice conceptually impossible. But whether a theory of welfare makes self-sacrifice impossible depends on what self-sacrifice is. I offer an alternative analysis to Overvold's, explaining why self-interest and self-sacrifice need not be opposed, and so why the problems of delimiting the scope of welfare and of allowing for self-sacrifice are distinct. If my analysis is correct, desire theories may allow for self-sacrifice however they delimit the scope of welfare.",
author = "Rosati, {Connie S}",
year = "2009",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1111/j.1467-9264.2009.00269.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "109",
pages = "311--325",
journal = "Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society",
issn = "0066-7374",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "1 PART 3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - XV - Self-interest and self-sacrifice

AU - Rosati, Connie S

PY - 2009/10

Y1 - 2009/10

N2 - Stephen Darwall has recently suggested (following work by Mark Overvold) that theories which identify a person's good with her own ranking of concerns do not properly delimit the 'scope' of welfare, making self-sacrifice conceptually impossible. But whether a theory of welfare makes self-sacrifice impossible depends on what self-sacrifice is. I offer an alternative analysis to Overvold's, explaining why self-interest and self-sacrifice need not be opposed, and so why the problems of delimiting the scope of welfare and of allowing for self-sacrifice are distinct. If my analysis is correct, desire theories may allow for self-sacrifice however they delimit the scope of welfare.

AB - Stephen Darwall has recently suggested (following work by Mark Overvold) that theories which identify a person's good with her own ranking of concerns do not properly delimit the 'scope' of welfare, making self-sacrifice conceptually impossible. But whether a theory of welfare makes self-sacrifice impossible depends on what self-sacrifice is. I offer an alternative analysis to Overvold's, explaining why self-interest and self-sacrifice need not be opposed, and so why the problems of delimiting the scope of welfare and of allowing for self-sacrifice are distinct. If my analysis is correct, desire theories may allow for self-sacrifice however they delimit the scope of welfare.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=74549161449&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=74549161449&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2009.00269.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2009.00269.x

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:74549161449

VL - 109

SP - 311

EP - 325

JO - Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society

JF - Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society

SN - 0066-7374

IS - 1 PART 3

ER -