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Thinking how to live

Author: Allan Gibbard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
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Philosophers have long suspected that thought and discourse about what we ought to do differ in some fundamental way from statements about what is. But the difference has proved elusive, in part because the two kinds of statement look alike. Focusing on judgments that express decisions--judgments about what is to be done, all things considered--Allan Gibbard offers a compelling argument for reconsidering, and  Read more...
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Gibbard, Allan.
Thinking how to live.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003047801
(OCoLC)52058237
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Gibbard
ISBN: 9780674037588 0674037588 9780674011670 0674011678
OCLC Number: 451099452
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: I: Preliminaries --
1/ Introduction: a possibility proof --
2. Intuitionism as template: emending Moore --
II: The thing to do --
3. Planning and ruling out: the Frege-Geach problem --
4. Judgment, disagreement, negation --
5. Supervenience and constitution --
6. Character and import --
III: Normative concepts --
7. Ordinary oughts: meaning and motivation --
8. Normative kinds: patterns of engagement --
9. What to say about the thing to do: the expressivistic turn and what it gains us --
IV: Knowing what to do --
10. Explaining with plans --
11. Knowing what to do --
12. Ideal response concepts --
13. Deep vindication and practical confidence --
14. Impasse and dissent.
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