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Papers in ethics and social philosophy

Author: David K Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is devoted to Lewis's work in ethics and social philosophy. Topics covered include the logic of obligation and permission; decision theory and its relation to the idea that beliefs might play the motivating role of desires; a subjectivist analysis of value; dilemmas in virtue ethics; the problem of evil; problems about self-prediction; social coordination, linguistic and otherwise; alleged duties to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Lewis, David K., 1941-2001.
Papers in ethics and social philosophy.
Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000
IX, 255 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David K Lewis
ISBN: 9780511625114 0511625111 9780521582490 0521582490 9780521587860 0521587867
OCLC Number: 967485529
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Feb 2016).
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 255 Seiten)
Contents: 1 Semantic analyses for dyadic deontic logic. --
2 A problem about permission. --
3 Reply to McMichael. --
4 Why ain'cha rich?. --
5 Desire as belief. --
6 Desire as belief II. --
7 Dispositional theories of value. --
8 The trap's dilemma. --
9 Evil for freedom's sake?. --
10 Do we believe in penal substitution?. --
11 Convention: Reply to Jamieson. --
12 Meaning without use: Reply to Hawthorne. --
13 Illusory innocence?. --
14 Mill and Milquetoast. --
15 Academic appointments: Why ignore the advantage of being right?. --
16 Devil's bargains and the real world. --
17 Buy like a MADman, use like a NUT. --
18 The punishment that leaves something to chance.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy
Other Titles: Papers in Ethics et Social Philosophy
Responsibility: David Lewis.

Abstract:

This third volume of Lewis's papers is devoted to his work in ethics and social philosophy. The purpose of this collection, and the two preceding volumes on Logic, and Epistemology and Metaphysics,  Read more...

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