Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

Hardcover | September 29, 2011

EditorR. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, Samuel Freeman

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For close to forty years now T.M. Scanlon has been one of the most important contributors to moral and political philosophy in the Anglo-American world. Through both his writing and his teaching, he has played a central role in shaping the questions with which research in moral and politicalphilosophy now grapples. Reasons and Recognition brings together fourteen new papers on an array of topics from the many areas to which Scanlon has made path-breaking contributions, each of which develops a distinctive and independent position while critically engaging with central themes from Scanlon's own work in thearea. Contributors include well-known senior figures in moral and political philosophy as well as important younger scholars whose work is just beginning to gain wider recognition. Taken together, these papers make evident the scope and lasting interest of Scanlon's contributions to moral andpolitical philosophy while contributing to a deeper understanding of the issues addressed in his work.

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For close to forty years now T.M. Scanlon has been one of the most important contributors to moral and political philosophy in the Anglo-American world. Through both his writing and his teaching, he has played a central role in shaping the questions with which research in moral and politicalphilosophy now grapples. Reasons and Recognit...

R. Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments, Normativity and the Will, and numerous papers on moral psychology, the theory of practical reason, and the philosophy of responsibility. Rahul Kumar is an Associate Professor of Phil...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 6.5 × 9.09 × 1.3 inPublished:September 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part IReason, Value, and Desire1. Christine M. Korsgaard -The Activity of Reason2. Samuel Scheffler - Valuing3. Niko Kolodny- Aims as Reasons4. Contributors I. Reason, Value, and Desire 1. Christine M. Korsgaard -The Activity of Reason 2. Samuel Scheffler - Valuing 3. Niko Kolodny- Aims as Reasons 4.Part IIEthical Themes: Contractualism, Promissory Obligation, and Tolerance5. Pamela Hieronymi- Of Metaethics and Motivation: The Appeal of Contractualism6. Rahul Kumar - Contractualism on the Shoal of Aggregation7. Seana Valentine Shiffrin- Immoral, Conflicting, and Redundant Promises8. Angela M. Smith-The Trouble with TolerancePart IIIPolitical Themes: Conservatism, Justice, and Public Reason9. G. A. Cohen - Rescuing Conservatism: A Defence of Existing Value10. Charles R. Beitz - Global Political Justice and the "Democratic Deficit"11. Joshua Cohen - Establishment, Exclusion, and Democracy's Public Reason12. Aaron James - The Significance of DistributionPart IVResponsibility13. Gary Watson - The Trouble with Psychopaths14. Susan Wolf - Blame, Italian Style15. R. Jay Wallace - Dispassionate Opprobrium: On Blame and the Reactive Sentiments