Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

by Bernard Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 067426858X

ISBN-13: 9780674268586

Pub. Date: 03/28/1986

Publisher: Harvard

In this book Bernard Williams delivers a sustained indictment of moral theory from Kant onward. His goal is nothing less than to reorient ethics toward the individual. He deals with the most thorny questions in contemporary philosophy and offers new ideas about issues such as relativism, objectivity, and the possibility of ethical knowledge.

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In this book Bernard Williams delivers a sustained indictment of moral theory from Kant onward. His goal is nothing less than to reorient ethics toward the individual. He deals with the most thorny questions in contemporary philosophy and offers new ideas about issues such as relativism, objectivity, and the possibility of ethical knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674268586
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
511,921
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Socrates' Question

2. The Archimedean Point

3. Foundations: Well-Being

4. Foundations: Practical Reason

5. Styles of Ethical Theory

6. Theory and Prejudice

7. The Linguistic Turn

8. Knowledge, Science, Convergence

9. Relativism and Reflection

10. Morality, the Peculiar Institution

Postscript

Notes

Index

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