Making Sense of Humanity: And Other Philosophical Papers, 1982-1993

Making Sense of Humanity: And Other Philosophical Papers, 1982-1993

by Bernard Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521478685

ISBN-13: 9780521478687

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Like the two earlier volumes of Bernard Williams' papers published by Cambridge University Press, Problems of the Self and Moral Luck, Making Sense of Humanity will be welcomed by all readers with a serious interest in philosophy. It is published alongside a volume of essays on Williams' work, World, Mind and Ethics: Essays on the Ethical Philosophy of Bernard

Overview

Like the two earlier volumes of Bernard Williams' papers published by Cambridge University Press, Problems of the Self and Moral Luck, Making Sense of Humanity will be welcomed by all readers with a serious interest in philosophy. It is published alongside a volume of essays on Williams' work, World, Mind and Ethics: Essays on the Ethical Philosophy of Bernard Williams, edited by J.E.J. Altham and Ross Harrison, which provides a reappraisal of his work by other distinguished thinkers in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478687
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Action, Freedom, Responsibility: 1. How free does the will need to be? 2. Voluntary acts and responsible agents; 3. Internal reasons and the obscurity of blame; 4. Moral incapacity; 5. Acts and omissions, doing and not doing; 6. Nietzsche's minimalist moral psychology; Part II. Philosophy, Evolution and the Human Sciences: 7. Making sense of humanity; 8. Evolutionary theory and epistemology; 9. Evolution, ethics and the representation problem; 10. Formal structures and social reality; 11. Formal and substantial individualism; 12. Saint-Just's illusion; Part III. Ethics: 13. The point of view of the universe; 14. Ethics and the fabric of the world; 15. What does intuitionism imply; 16. Professional morality and its dispositions; 17. Who needs ethical knowledge?; 18. What slopes are slippery? 19. Resenting one's own existence; 20. Must a concern for the environment be centred on human beings? 21. Moral luck: a postscript.

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