Reason and Value: Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz

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Reason and Value collects fifteen brand-new papers by leading contemporary philosophers on themes from the moral philosophy of Joseph Raz. The subtlety and power of Raz's reflections on ethical topics—including especially his explorations of the connections between practical reason and the theory of value—make his writings a fertile source for anyone working in this area. The volume honors Raz's accomplishments in the area of ethical theorizing, and will contribute to an enhanced appreciation of the significance of his work for the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199297641
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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University of California, Berkeley

Princeton University

University of California, Berkeley

Princeton University

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Table of Contents

1 Shared Valuing and Frameworks for Practical Reasoning 1
2 Reasons 28
3 Can Desires Provide Reasons for Action? 56
4 Enticing Reasons 91
5 Disengaging Reason 119
6 Raz on Values and Reasons 129
7 The Truth in Deontology 153
8 How to Engage Reason: The Problem of Regress 176
9 Why am I my Brother's Keeper? 202
10 Reasons: A Puzzling Duality? 231
11 Projects, Relationships, and Reasons 247
12 Egalitarianism, Choice-Sensitivity, and Accommodation 270
13 Raz on the Intelligibility of Bad Acts 303
14 What is it to Wrong Someone? A Puzzle about Justice 333
15 The Rightness of Acts and the Goodness of Lives 385
Bibliography 412
Index 423
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