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Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy : Volume 3 - David Lewis

Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy

Volume 3

By: David Lewis, Ernest Sosa (Editor), Jonathan Dancy (Editor), John Haldane (Editor), Gilbert Harman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521582490
Number Of Pages: 268

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This third volume of Lewis' papers is devoted to his 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 rescue distant strangers; toleration as a tacit treaty; nuclear warfare; and punishment. The purpose of this collection, and the two preceding volumes, is to disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher.

Introduction
Semantic analyses for dyadic deontic logic
A problem about permission
Reply to McMichael
Why ain'cha rich?
Desire as belief I
Desire as belief II
Dispositional theories of value
The Trap's dilemma
Evil for freedom's sake?
Do we believe in penal substitution?
Convention: reply to Jamieson
Meaning without use: reply to Hawthorne
Illusory innocence?
Mill and Milquetoast
Academic appointments: why ignore the advantage of being right?
Devil's bargains and the real world
Buy like a MADman, use like a NUT
The punishment that leaves something to chance
Scriven on human unpredictability with
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ISBN: 9780521582490
ISBN-10: 0521582490
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 13th October 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49

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