The Geometry of Desert
Reviews and Awards
"The Geometry of Desert is essential reading for those who value moral desert, but it also has a great deal to offer those who do not." - Thomas Hurka, Mind
"At over six hundred pages it is monumental in both size and achievement Kagan's survey of the possible answers to this question is a tour de force Kagan's book is so rich that I have only begun to scratch the surface." - Brad Skow, Ethics
"The Geometry of Desert is a model of analytic rigor, clarity, and thoroughness. An enormous amount of thought, care, and effort went into writing this book, which explores the possibilities for the design and use of graphs in numerous settings and with considerable originality and inventiveness." - Saul Smilansky, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Every few years a book appears that every philosopher, at least every philosopher in a particular field, must read. This volume by Kagan is such a book. It will be the subject of many graduate seminars and dissertations in the coming years.... Essential." - H. Oberdiek, CHOICE
"Kagan's variations on [the theme of desert] are magnificent. Never has the range of possibilities available to friends of desert been outlined so systematically, carefully and profoundly. ... Kagan's remarkable book charts almost completely unfamiliar territory One of Kagan's brilliant innovations - one that strikingly illuminates the range of issues Kagan is concerned with" - is the representation of desert on graphs The Geometry of Desert is a fascinating, illuminating, creative and highly original piece of philosophy. Kagan has taken the idea of desert in directions few could have imagined."
"The Geometry of Desert is a fascinating, illuminating, creative and highly original piece of philosophy. Kagan has taken the idea of desert in directions few could have imagined." - Victor Tadros, Criminal Law and Philosophy