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Luck, value, and commitment : themes from the ethics of Bernard Williams

Author: Ulrike Heuer; Gerald R Lang
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Luck, Value, and Commitment comprises eleven new essays which engage with, or take their point of departure from, the influential work in moral and political philosophy of Bernard Williams (1929-2003). Various themes of Williams's work are explored and taken in new directions. In their essays, Brad Hooker, Philip Pettit, and Susan Wolf are all concerned with Williams's work on the viability or wisdom of systematic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Luck, value, and commitment.
Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)769989366
Named Person: Bernard Williams; Bernard Williams
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrike Heuer; Gerald R Lang
ISBN: 9780199599325 0199599327 9780191631542 019163154X 1280777338 9781280777332 9780191741500 0191741507
OCLC Number: 798427864
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 338 pages)
Contents: Ethical theory: Theory versus anti-theory in ethics / Brad Hooker ; The inescapability of consequentialism / Philip Pettit ; 'One thought too many' : love, morality, and the ordering of commitment / Susan Wolf --
Moral luck: Being responsible, taking responsibility, and penumbral agency / David Enoch ; Agency and luck / Joseph Raz ; Justification, regret, and moral complaint : looking forward and looking backward on (and in) human life / R. Jay Wallace --
Reason and 'ought': A puzzle about internal reasons / Michael Smith ; Thick concepts and internal reasons / Ulrike Heuer ; Williams on Ought / John Broome --
Institutionsim and moral knowledge: McDowell, Williams, and intuitionism / Jonathan Dancy --
Political philosophy: Discrimination, partial concern, and arbitrariness / Gerald Lang.
Responsibility: edited by Ulrike Heuer and Gerald Lang.

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