Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

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For over thirty years, Robert Audi has produced important work in ethics, epistemology, and the theory of action. This volume features thirteen new critical essays on Audi by a distinguished group of authors: Fred Adams, William Alston, Laurence BonJour, Roger Crisp, Elizabeth Fricker, Bernard Gert, Thomas Hurka, Hugh McCann, Al Mele, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Raimo Tuomela, Candace Vogler, and Timothy Williamson. Audi's introductory essay provides a thematic overview interconnecting his views in ethics, ...

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Overview

For over thirty years, Robert Audi has produced important work in ethics, epistemology, and the theory of action. This volume features thirteen new critical essays on Audi by a distinguished group of authors: Fred Adams, William Alston, Laurence BonJour, Roger Crisp, Elizabeth Fricker, Bernard Gert, Thomas Hurka, Hugh McCann, Al Mele, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Raimo Tuomela, Candace Vogler, and Timothy Williamson. Audi's introductory essay provides a thematic overview interconnecting his views in ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of action. The volume concludes with his comprehensive response essay that yields an illuminating dialog with all his critics and often extends his previous work.

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"Mark Timmons, John Greco, and Alfred R. Mele have put together an excellent collection of essays on the work of Robert Audi.... It ranges over a broad set of topics and contains much high quality philosophical work from a distinguished set of contributors."—Scott Sehon, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195326024
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xiii

1 Rationality and the Good Robert Audi 3

Part I Problems and Prospects for Intuitionist Ethics

2 Reflections on Reflection in Robert Audi's Moral Intuitionism Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 19

3 Intuitionism and Disagreement Roger Crisp 31

4 Metaethical Reflections on Robert Audi's Moral Intuitionism Hugh J. McCann 40

5 Two Conceptions of Morality Bernard Gert 54

6 Audi's Marriage of Ross and Kant Thomas Hurka 64

7 Accounting for Duties Candace Vogler 73

Part II Knowledge, Justification, and Acceptance

8 Are Perceptual Beliefs Properly Foundational? Laurence BonJour 85

9 Audi on Testimony Elizabeth Fricker 100

10 On Being Justified in One's Head Timothy Williamson 106

11 Audi on Nondoxastic Faith William P. Alston 123

Part III Intention, Self-Deception, and Reasons for Action

12 Trying with the Hope Frederick Adams 143

13 Self-Deception and Three Psychiatric Delusions Alfred R. Mele 163

14 Motivating Reasons for Action Raimo Tuomela 176

Part IV Reason and Intuition in Thought and Action

15 Intuition, Reflection, and Justification Robert Audi 201

16 Justifying Grounds, Justified Beliefs, and Rational Acceptance Robert Audi 222

17 Belief, Intention, and Reasons for Action Robert Audi 248

Index 263

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