World, Mind, and Ethics: Essays on the Ethical Philosophy of Bernard Williams

Front Cover
James Edward John Altham, J. E. J. Altham, Ross Harrison
Cambridge University Press, Apr 6, 1995 - Philosophy - 229 pages
0 Reviews
Bernard Williams is one of the most influential figures in recent ethical theory, where he has set a considerable part of the current agenda. In this collection, a distinguished international team of philosophers who have been stimulated by Williams' work give new responses to it. The topics covered include equality, consistency, comparisons between science and ethics, integrity, moral reasons, the moral system, and moral knowledge. Williams himself then provides a substantial reply, which in turn shows both the current directions of his own thought and also his present view of his earlier work (such as that on utilitarianism).
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

The idea of equality revisited
4
Is the idea of purely internal consistency of choice bizarre?
19
Science ethics and objectivity
32
Fallibilism and objectivity science and ethics
46
Might there be external reasons?
68
Aristotle on human nature and the foundations of ethics
86
A most peculiar institution
132
Reflection and confidence
156
The shape of a life
170
Replies
185
Index
225
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information