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The Importance of What We Care About : Philosophical Essays - Harry G. Frankfurt

The Importance of What We Care About

Philosophical Essays

Paperback Published: 13th February 2006
ISBN: 9780521336116
Number Of Pages: 202

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This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals. By focusing on the distinctive nature of human freedom, Professor Frankfurt is ale to explore fundamental problems of what it is to be a person and of what one should care about in life.

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'Harry G. Frankfurt is one of the great philosophers of our time. For those who lament that contemporary academic philosophy has become too technical and detached from basic questions of human meaning and value, . . .[On Bullshit is] a breath of fresh air.' Robert George, Princeton University, Princeton Alumni Weekly

Alternate possibilities and moral responsibility
Freedom of the will and the concept of a person
Coercion and moral responsibility
Three concepts of free action
Identification and externality
The problem of action
The importance of what we care about
What we are mortally responsible for
Necessity and desire
On bullshit
Equality as a moral ideal
Identification and wholeheartedness
Rationality and the unthinkable
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ISBN: 9780521336116
ISBN-10: 0521336112
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 13th February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.32