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

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Rosalind Hursthouse, Gavin Lawrence, Warren Quinn
Clarendon Press, 1998 - Philosophy - 350 pages
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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 topics in 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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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, Washington, Berkeley, the Graduate Centre at CUNY, the Society for the Humanities at Cornell, Princeton, and Stanford; from 1976 she held the post of Professor in Residence at UCLA. She is the author of Virtues and Vices (1978) and the editor of the volume on Theories of Ethics in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series (1967). She is one of the founding members of OXFAM, and all royalties from sales of this volume will be donated to that charity.

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