Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome

Hardcover | April 16, 2015

EditorIwao Hirose, Andrew Reisner

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John Broome has made major contributions to, and radical innovations in, contemporary moral philosophy. His research combines the formal method of economics with philosophical analysis. Broome's works stretch over formal axiology, decision theory, philosophy of economics, population axiology,the value of life, the ethics of climate change, the nature of rationality, and practical and theoretical reasoning. Weighing and Reasoning brings together fifteen original essays from leading philosophers who have been influenced by the work and thought of John Broome. It aims to offer a comprehensive evaluation of Broome's wide-ranging and far-reaching philosophical works over the past thirty years. The volumecomprises two parts. The first part is focused on Broome's work on the theory of value, as exemplified in his books Weighing Goods, Weighing Lives, Economics out of Economics, and Climate Matters. The second part is focused on his work on practical and theoretical reasoning, which culminated in hisRationality through Reasoning. This volume also includes a piece by Broome on his intellectual history to date.

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John Broome has made major contributions to, and radical innovations in, contemporary moral philosophy. His research combines the formal method of economics with philosophical analysis. Broome's works stretch over formal axiology, decision theory, philosophy of economics, population axiology,the value of life, the ethics of climate cha...

Iwao Hirose is an Associate Professor at the Philosophy Department and the School of Environment, McGill University. He is the co-author of Moral Aggregation, Egalitarianism, and The Ethics of Health Care Rationing with Greg Bognar, and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory with Jonas Olson. Andrew Reisner is an Associate Pr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.84 inPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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John Broome: My long road to philosophyPart I: Weighing1. Geoffrey Brennan: Liberty, preference satisfaction, and the case against categories2. Doug MacLean: Challenges to the principle of personal good3. Anandi Hattiangadi: Metasemantics out of economics?4. Iwao Hirose: Separability5. Hilary Greaves: The social disvalue of premature deaths6. Krister Bykvist: Being and well-being7. Marc Fleurbaey and Alex Voorhoeve: On the social and personal value of existence8. Gustaf Arrhenius: The affirmative answer to the existential question and the person affecting restrictionPart II: Reasoning9. Luc Bovens and Wlodek Rabinowicz: The meaning of 'Darn it!'10. Roger Crisp: Keeping things simple11. Michael J. Zimmerman: Moral requirements12. Jonathan Dancy: Reasons for Broome13. Andrew Reisner: Normative conflicts and the structure of normativity14. Lara Buchak and Philip Pettit: Reasons and rationality: the case of group agents15. Stephen Kearns and Daniel Star: Weighing explanationsIndex