Ethics and Practical Reason by Garrett CullityEthics and Practical Reason by Garrett Cullity

Ethics and Practical Reason

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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Berys Gaut is at University of St Andrews.
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Title:Ethics and Practical ReasonFormat: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