Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

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Routledge, Oct 3, 2006 - Philosophy - 272 pages
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By the time of his death in 2003, Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy.

Presenting a sustained critique of moral theory from Kant onwards, Williams reorients ethical theory towards ‘truth, truthfulness and the meaning of an individual life’. He explores and reflects upon the most difficult problems in contemporary philosophy and identifies new ideas about central issues such as relativism, objectivity and the possibility of ethical knowledge.

This edition also includes a new commentary on the text by A.W.Moore and a foreword by Jonathan Lear.

 

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Contents

Socrates Question
The Archimedean Point
WellBeing
Practical Reason
Styles of Ethical Theory
Theory and Prejudice
The Linguistic Turn
Knowledge Science Convergence
Relativism and Reflection
Morality the Peculiar Institution
Postscript
Commentary on the Text A W Moore
Notes
Index
Copyright

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