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Moral Luck : Philosophical Papers 1973-1980 - Bernard Williams

Moral Luck

Philosophical Papers 1973-1980

Hardcover Published: 24th October 2003
ISBN: 9780521243728
Number Of Pages: 188

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A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action. That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have both broadened and deepened their concerns in a way that now makes much earlier moral and political philosophy look sterile and trivial. Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development. Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of utilitarianism, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational choice. The work presented here is marked by a high degree of imagination and acuity, and also conveys a strong sense of psychological reality. The volume will be a stimulating source of ideas and arguments for all philosophers and a wide range of other readers.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Persons, character and morality
Moral luck
Utilitarianism and moral self-indulgence
Politics and moral character
Conflicts of values
Justice as a virtue
Rawls and pascal's wager
Internal and external reasons
Ought and moral obligation
Practical necessity
The truth in relativism
Wittgenstein and idealism
Another time, another place, another person
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ISBN: 9780521243728
ISBN-10: 0521243726
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 24th October 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.45

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