Reason and Value: Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz

Hardcover | April 29, 2004

EditorR. Jay Wallace, Philip Pettit, Samuel Scheffler

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Reason and Value collects 15 new papers by leading contemporary philosophers on themes from the work of Joseph Raz. Raz has made major contributions in a wide range of areas, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, and the theory of practical reason; but all of his work displays a deepengagement with central themes in moral philosophy. The subtlety and power of Raz's reflections on ethical topics make his writings a fertile source for anyone working in this area. Especially significant are his explorations of the connections between practical reason and the theory of value, whichconstitute a sustained and penetrating treatment of a set of issues at the very center of moral philosophy as it is practiced today. The contributors to the volume acknowledge the importance of Raz's contributions by engaging critically with his positions and offering independent perspectives on the topics that he has addressed. The volume aims both to honour Raz's accomplishments in the area of ethical theorizing, and tocontribute to an enhanced appreciation of the significance of his work for the subject. Contributors: Michael E. Bratman, John Broome, Ruth Chang, Jonathan Dancy, Harry Frankfurt, Ulrike Heuer, Philip Pettit, Peter Railton, Donald H. Regan, T. M. Scanlon, Samuel Scheffler, Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Michael Smith, Michael Stocker, Michael Thompson, R. Jay Wallace.

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Reason and Value collects 15 new papers by leading contemporary philosophers on themes from the work of Joseph Raz. Raz has made major contributions in a wide range of areas, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, and the theory of practical reason; but all of his work displays a deepengagement with central themes in moral phi...

R. Jay Wallace is at University of California, Berkeley. Philip Pettit is at Princeton University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:442 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.09 inPublished:April 29, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Michael E. Bratman: Shared Valuing and Frameworks for Practical Reasoning2. John Broome: Reasons3. Ruth Chang: Can Desires Provide Reasons for Action?4. Jonathan Dancy: Enticing Reasons5. Harry Frankfurt: Disengaging Reason6. Ulrike Heuer: Raz on Values and Reasons7. Philip Pettit and Michael Smith: The Truth in Deontology8. Peter Railton: How to Engage Reason: The Problem of Regress9. Donald H. Regan: Why am I my Brother's Keeper?10. T. M. Scanlon: Reasons: A Puzzling Duality?11. Samuel Scheffler: Projects, Relationships, and Reasons12. Seana Valentine Shiffrin: Egalitarianism, Choice-Sensitivity, and Accomodation13. Michael Stocker: Raz on the Intelligibility of Bad Acts14. Michael Thompson: What is it to Wrong Someone? A Puzzle about Justice15. R. Jay Wallace: The Rightness of Acts and the Goodness of Lives

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`Quite apart from the extremely high quality of the philosophical content, the volume as a physical product deserves praise.'Cambridge Law Journal