Ethics and Practical Reason

Paperback | November 1, 1997

EditorGarrett Cullity, Berys Gaut

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These thirteen new, specially written essays by a distinguished international line-up of contributors, including some leading contemporary moral philosophers, give a rich and varied view of current work on ethics and practical reason. The three main perspectives on the topic, Kantian, Humean,and Aristotelian, are all well represented. Issues covered include: the connection between reason and motivation; the source of moral reasons and their relation to reasons of self-interest; the relation of practical reason to value, to freedom, to responsibility, and to feelings. The editors'introduction provides a valuable introductory survey of the topic, putting the individual essays in context. Ethics and Practical Reason will be essential reading for scholars, postgraduates, and upper-level undergraduates working in this area.

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These thirteen new, specially written essays by a distinguished international line-up of contributors, including some leading contemporary moral philosophers, give a rich and varied view of current work on ethics and practical reason. The three main perspectives on the topic, Kantian, Humean,and Aristotelian, are all well represented....

Berys Gaut is at University of St Andrews.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Garrett Cullity and Berys Gaut: IntroductionJ. David Velleman: Deciding how to DecidePeter Railton: On the Hypothetical and Non-Hypothetical in Reasoning about ActionJames Dreier: Humean Doubts about the Practical Justification of MoralityGarrett Cullity: Practical TheoryRobert Audi: Moral Judgement and Reasons for ActionBerys Gaut: The Structure of Practical ReasonTerence Irwin: Practical Reason Divided: Aquinas and his CriticsChristine Korsgaard: The Normativity of Instrumental ReasonDavid Brink: Kantian Rationalism: Inescapibility, Authority, and SupremacyMichael Smith: A Theory of Freedom and ResponsibilityJay Wallace: Reason and ResponsibilityJohn Skorupski: Reasons and ReasonJoseph Raz: The AmoralistBibliography. Index.

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`This collection of essays concerning these and other topics at the heart of the current debate in ethics is most welcome. The contributions not only engage with the issues; they also - rarely in collections of this nature - engage with each other.'Peter Goldie, King's College London, Mind, Vol108, no 431, July 1999