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Natural reasons : personality and polity

Author: S L Hurley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrating the continuity of the philosophy of mind with ethics and jurisprudence, this monograph is concerned with the rationality of decisions and actions. It brings Wittgenstein's and Davidson's  Read more...

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Hurley, S.L. (Susan L.).
Natural reasons.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)555759850
Online version:
Hurley, S.L. (Susan L.).
Natural reasons.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)609330168
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S L Hurley
ISBN: 0195056159 9780195056150 0195080122 9780195080124
OCLC Number: 18746275
Description: xii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Relations Between Mind and Value --
Objectivity --
Terminology and distinctions: cognitivism, realism, centralism, and objectivism about reasons for action --
Parallels: centralism about colour, law, and logic, and some preliminary doubts --
Wittgensteinian and Davidsonian arguments applied against centralism, and how the issue about centralism cuts across the issue about cognitivism --
A coherence account and the threats of overdetermination and of indeterminacy --
Disagreement --
A coherence account and the locus of disagreement --
Disagreement in form of life and substantive disagreement --
Practices as criteria of agreement in form of life; constraints on interpretation vs. ultra-interpretations --
The antecedence doctrine and substantive disagreement; disagreement about colours? --
Uncontestable concepts --
Conceivably contestable concepts --
Essentially contested concepts --
The shifting locus of substantive disagreement and the limits of substantive and conceptual difference --
Preference --
Survey of the arguments of three chapters and introduction to the 'problem' of the eligibility of interpretations --
Conceptions of the preference relation and examples of the 'problem' involving transitivity --
An intuitive introduction to the general idea of independence conditions --
Mutual Preferential Independence and the individuation of criteria --
The argument yet again, this time concerning Independence and the individuation of alternatives: axiom-conservatism vs. data-conservatism --
Interpretation.
Responsibility: S.L. Hurley.
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a brilliant, comprehensive and persuasive defence of the objectivity of values Donald Davidson, University of California, Berkeley Hurley's Natural Reasons seems to me a brilliant book. It shows, Read more...

 
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