Ethics and Practical Reason

Ethics and Practical Reason

By: Berys Gaut (editor), Garrett Cullity (editor)Paperback

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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.


Introduction ; Deciding how to Decide ; On the Hypothetical and Non-Hypothetical in Reasoning about Action ; Humean Doubts about the Practical Justification of Morality ; Practical Theory ; Moral Judgement and Reasons for Action ; The Structure of Practical Reason ; Practical Reason Divided: Aquinas and his Critics ; The Normativity of Instrumental Reason ; Kantian Rationalism: Inescapibility, Authority, and Supremacy ; A Theory of Freedom and Responsibility ; Reason and Responsibility ; Reasons and Reason ; The Amoralist ; Bibliography. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780198236696
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9780198236696
  • weight: 691
  • ISBN10: 0198236697

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