Virtues and Reasons: Philippa Foot and Moral Theory: Essays in Honour of Philippa Foot

Paperback | April 1, 1998

EditorRosalind Hursthouse, Gavin Lawrence, Warren Quinn

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Philippa Foot is one of the most original and widely respected philosophers of recent years; her work has exerted a lasting influence on the development of moral philosophy. In tribute to her, twelve eminent philosophers from both sides of the Atlantic offer essays exploring the various topicsin moral philosophy to which she has made a distinctive contribution. There are chapters on virtue ethics, naturalism, non-cognitivism, relativism, categorical requirements, and the role of rationality in morality. Virtues and Reasons offers at the same time an impressive demonstration of Professor Foot's continuing influence, and a selection of outstanding work in contemporary moral philosophy. 'to be welcomed for more reasons than one. Most obviously, it is fitting that Foot's salutary influence on moral theory should be celebrated by such a fine set of papers . . . [they] have much to offer' Michael Smith, Times Literary Supplement

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Philippa Foot is one of the most original and widely respected philosophers of recent years; her work has exerted a lasting influence on the development of moral philosophy. In tribute to her, twelve eminent philosophers from both sides of the Atlantic offer essays exploring the various topicsin moral philosophy to which she has made a...

About Philippa Foot: Philippa Foot has been associated with Oxford University since 1939, when she started her PPE degree. She taught and worked at Somerville College from 1947 to 1969, and has been a Fellow since 1949. From 1969 to 1991 she worked in the USA, holding Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Cornell, MIT, UCLA,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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G. E. M. Anscombe: Practical InferenceSimon Blackburn: The Flight to RealityRosalind Hursthouse: Applying Virtue EthicsAnthony Kenny: Philippa Foot on Double EffectGavin Lawrence: The Rationality of MoralityJohn McDowell: Two Sorts of NaturalismWarren Quinn: Putting Rationality in its PlaceDavid Sachs: Notes on Unfairly Gaining More: PleonexiaT. M. Scanlon: Fear of RelativismMichael Thompson: The Representation of LifeDavid Wiggins: Categorical Requirements: Kant and Hume on the Idea of DutyBernard Williams: Acts and Omissions, Doing and Not-DoingBibliography of Works by Philippa Foot

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`The twelve contributors include many distinguished philosphers; their varied contributions go to a set of themes distilled in Foot's own collection Virtues and Vices ... still a great pleasure to read, with its unfailing clear-headedness, its harmony of conviction and modesty, and the honestand unfussy directness of its arguments. Moreover, it is still philosophically instructive and provocative; as the essays in this Festschrift show.'Margaret Urban Walker, Fordham University, International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXXVII, No.2, Issue No. 146, June 1997