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World, Mind, and Ethics : Essays on the Ethical Philosophy of Bernard Williams - J. E. J. Altham

World, Mind, and Ethics

Essays on the Ethical Philosophy of Bernard Williams

By: J. E. J. Altham (Editor), Ross Harrison (Editor)

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Published: 5th June 1995
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Bernard Williams is one of the most influential figures in recent ethical theory, where he has set a considerable part of the current agenda. In this collection, a distinguished international team of philosophers who have been stimulated by Williams' work give new responses to it. The topics covered include equality, consistency, comparisons between science and ethics, integrity, moral reasons, the moral system, and moral knowledge. Williams himself then provides a substantial reply, which in turn shows both the current directions of his own thought and also his present view of his earlier work (such as that on utilitarianism).

Notes on editors and contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The idea of equality revisitedp. 4
Is the idea of purely internal consistency of choice bizarre?p. 19
Science, ethics, and objectivityp. 32
Fallibilism and objectivity: science and ethicsp. 46
Might there be external reasons?p. 68
Aristotle on human nature and the foundations of ethicsp. 86
A most peculiar institutionp. 132
Reflection and confidencep. 156
The shape of a lifep. 170
Repliesp. 185
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780521479301
ISBN-10: 0521479304
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th June 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.29  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.38