Necessity, Volition, and Love

Necessity, Volition, and Love

by Harry G. Frankfurt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521633958

ISBN-13: 9780521633956

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

One of the most influential of contemporary philosophers, Harry Frankfurt has made major contributions to the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and the study of Descartes. This collection of essays complements an earlier, successful collection published by Cambridge, The Importance of What We Care About. These essays deal in general with foundational…  See more details below

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One of the most influential of contemporary philosophers, Harry Frankfurt has made major contributions to the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and the study of Descartes. This collection of essays complements an earlier, successful collection published by Cambridge, The Importance of What We Care About. These essays deal in general with foundational metaphysical and epistemological issues concerning Descartes, moral philosophy, philosophical anthropology, political philosophy, and religion. A hallmark of Frankfurt's work is his crisp and incisive style, which means that these essays should appeal to a wide range of philosophers and to readers in neighboring disciplines with philosophical interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521633956
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,251,277
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Sources; 1. The logic of omnipotence; 2. Descartes' discussion of his existence in the second meditation; 3. Descartes on the creation of the eternal truths; 4. Two motivations for rationalism: Descartes and Spinoza; 5. Continuous creation, ontological inertia, and the discontinuity of time; 6. Concerning the freedom and limits of the will; 7. On the usefulness of final ends; 8. The faintest passion; 9. On the necessity of ideals; 10. On God's creation; 11. Autonomy, necessity, and love; 12. An alleged asymmetry between actions and omissions; 13. Equality and respect; 14. On caring.

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