Practical Conflicts: New Philosophical Essays

Practical Conflicts: New Philosophical Essays

by Peter Baumann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521812712

ISBN-13: 9780521812719

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Practical conflicts pervade human life because different desires, goals, and commitments may conflict with each other. How can practical reasoning help to resolve these practical conflicts? A distinguished group of philosophers analyzes the diverse forms of practical conflict in this collection of new essays. Their aim is to identify the sources of these conflicts,…  See more details below

Overview

Practical conflicts pervade human life because different desires, goals, and commitments may conflict with each other. How can practical reasoning help to resolve these practical conflicts? A distinguished group of philosophers analyzes the diverse forms of practical conflict in this collection of new essays. Their aim is to identify the sources of these conflicts, investigate the challenge they pose to a conception of practical reasoning, and assess the degree to which that challenge can be met.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521812719
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: varieties of practical conflict and the scope of practical reason Monika Betzler and Peter Baumann; 2. Willing the law J. David Velleman; 3. The myth of egoism Christine M. Korsgaard; 4. Thinking about conflicts of desire Henry S. Richardson; 5. Putting together morality and well-being Ruth Chang; 6. The second worst in practical conflict Isaac Levi; 7. Personal practical conflicts Joseph Raz; 8. Sources of practical conflicts and reasons for regret Monika Betzler; 9. Conflicting values and conflicting virtues Nicholas White; 10. Involvement and detachment: A paradox of practical reason Peter Baumann; 11. Outcomes of internal conflicts in the sphere of akrasia and self-control Alfred R. Mele; 12. Are there insolvable moral conflicts? Peter Schaber; 13. Moral dilemmas of transitional justice Jon Elster; 14. Do conflicts make us free? Barbara Guckes.

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