Ethics and Practical Reason

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Garrett Cullity, Berys Gaut
Clarendon Press, Nov 20, 1997 - 430 pages
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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. 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. - ;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. -
 

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Includes an interesting and well-reasoned chapter on "The Normativity of Instrumental Reason" by Harvard ethicist Christine M. Korsgaard. Read full review

Contents

Deciding How to Decide J DAVID VELLEMAN
29
On the Hypothetical and NonHypothetical in Reasoning about Belief and Action PETER RAILTON
53
Humean Doubts about the Practical Justification of Morality JAMES DREIER
81
Practical Theory GARRETT CULLITY
101
Moral Judgement and Reasons for Action ROBERT AUDI
125
The Structure of Practical Reason BERYS GAUT
161
Practical Reason Divided Aquinas and his Critics T H IRWIN
189
The Normativity of Instrumental Reason CHRISTINE M KORSGAARD
215
A Theory of Freedom and Responsibility MICHAEL SMITH
293
Reason and Responsibility R JAY WALLACE
321
Reasons and Reason JOHN SKORUPSKI
345
The Amoralist JOSEPH RAZ
369
CONTRIBUTORS
399
BIBLIOGRAPHY
400
INDEX
413
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Kantian Rationalism Inescapability Authority and Supremacy DAVID O BRINK
255

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