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Weighing reasons

Author: Errol Lord; Barrie Maguire
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Normative reasons have become a popular theoretical tool in recent decades. One helpful feature of normative reasons is their weight. The fourteen new essays in this book theorize about many  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Lord; Barrie Maguire
ISBN: 9780199315192 0199315191
OCLC Number: 962304175
Description: 1 volume ; 25 cm
Contents: Contributors ; Introduction ; 1. An Opinionated Guide to the Weight of Reasons ; Errol Lord & Barry Maguire ; Section One: Machinery in the Theory of Weight ; 2. Conditions, Modifiers, and Holism ; Ralf Bader ; 3. How do reasons accrue? ; Shyam Nair ; 4. Reasons, Reason, and Context ; Daniel Fogal ; 5. Commitment: Worth the Weight ; Alida Liberman & Mark Schroeder ; Section Two: Analytic Issues in the Theory of Weight ; 6. Democratizing Humeanism ; Kate Manne ; 7. Value and the Weight of Practical Reasons ; Joseph Raz ; 8. The Distinction between Justifying and Requiring: Nothing to Fear ; Joshua Gert ; 9. Bearing the Weight of Reasons ; Stephen Kearns ; Section Three: Applications of the Theory of Weight ; 10. Reasoning with Precedents as Constrained Natural Reasoning ; John F. Horty ; 11. Comparativism: The Grounds of Rational Choice ; Ruth Chang ; 12. The Modesty of the Moral Point of View ; Karl Schafer ; 13. Making the <"Hard>" Problem of Moral Normativity Easier ; Stephen Darwall ; 14. The Implementation Problem for Deontology ; Michael Smith and Frank Jackson ; Index
Responsibility: Errol Lord and Barry Maguire.

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