Ethics and Practical Reason

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Garrett Cullity, Berys Nigel Gaut
Clarendon Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 421 pages
These thirteen new, specially written essays by a distinguished international line-up of contributors, including some leading contemporary moral philosophers, give a rich and varied view of current work on ethics and practical reason. The three main perspectives on the topic, Kantian, Humean, and Aristotelian, are all well represented. Issues covered include: the connection between reason and motivation; the source of moral reasons and their relation to reasons of self-interest; the relation of practical reason to value, to freedom, to responsibility, and to feelings. The editors' introduction provides a valuable introductory survey of the topic, putting the individual essays in context. Ethics and Practical Reason will be essential reading for scholars, postgraduates, and upper-level undergraduates working in this area.

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Includes an interesting and well-reasoned chapter on "The Normativity of Instrumental Reason" by Harvard ethicist Christine M. Korsgaard. Read full review

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Garrett Cullity and Berys Gaut are both Lecturers, Department of Moral Philosophy, University of St. Andrews.

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