Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
In this book Bernard Williams delivers a sustained indictment of moral theory from Kant onward. His goal is nothing less than to reorient ethics toward the individual. He deals with the most thorny questions in contemporary philosophy and offers new ideas about issues such as relativism, objectivity, and the possibility of ethical knowledge.
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The Archimedean Point
Styles of Ethical Theory
Theory and Prejudice
The Linguistic Turn
Knowledge Science Convergence
Relativism and Reflection
Morality the Peculiar Institution
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