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Making sense of humanity and other philosophical papers, 1982-1993

Author: Bernard Williams
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like the two earlier volumes of Bernard Williams's papers published by CUP, Problems of the Self and Moral Luck, this book will be welcomed by all readers with a serious interest in philosophy.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Williams
ISBN: 0521472792 9780521472791 0521478685 9780521478687
OCLC Number: 30914443
Description: xii, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. How free does the will need to be? --
2. Voluntary acts and responsible agents --
3. Internal reasons and the obscurity of blame --
4. Moral incapacity --
5. Acts and omissions, doing and not doing --
6. Nietzsche's minimalist moral psychology --
7. Making sense of humanity --
8. Evolutionary theory and epistemology --
9. Evolution, ethics, and the representation problem --
10. Formal structures and social reality --
11. Formal and substantial individualism --
12. Saint-Just's illusion --
13. The point of view of the universe: Sidgwick and the ambitions of ethics --
14. Ethics and the fabric of the world --
15. What does intuitionism imply? --
16. Professional morality and its dispositions --
17. Who needs ethical knowledge? --
18. Which slopes are slippery? --
19. Resenting one's own existence --
20. Must a concern for the environment be centred on human beings? --
21. Moral luck: a postscript.
Responsibility: Bernard Williams.
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'A treat: civilised, sharp discussions of serious issues, spiked with asides which are deep, funny and sometimes both' Onora O'Neill, The Times Higher Education Supplement 'In Making Sense of Read more...

 
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