Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls

Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls

by Andrews Reath, Barbara Herman, Christine M. Korsgaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521063507

ISBN-13: 9780521063500

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The essays in this volume offer an approach to the history of moral and political philosophy that takes its inspiration from John Rawls. All the contributors are philosophers who have studied with Rawls and they offer this collection in his honor. The distinctive feature of this approach is to address substantive normative questions in moral and political philosophy…  See more details below

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The essays in this volume offer an approach to the history of moral and political philosophy that takes its inspiration from John Rawls. All the contributors are philosophers who have studied with Rawls and they offer this collection in his honor. The distinctive feature of this approach is to address substantive normative questions in moral and political philosophy through an analysis of the texts and theories of major figures in the history of the subject: Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx. By reconstructing the core of these theories in a way that is informed by contemporary theoretical and practical concerns, the contributors show how the history of the subject is a resource for understanding present and perennial problems in moral and political philosophy. This collection will be of particular interest to moral and political philosophers, political theorists, historians of philosophy, and historians of ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521063500
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction1
Aristotle on the Soul's Conflicts: Toward an Understanding of Virtue Ethics7
Coercion, Ideology, and Education in Hobbes's Leviathan36
The Hobbesian Side of Hume66
The Natural Goodness of Humanity102
Metaphysics, Philosophy: Rousseau on the Problem of Evil140
Within the Limits of Reason170
A Cosmopolitan Kingdom of Ends187
Legislating for a Realm of Ends: The Social Dimension of Autonomy214
Kant on the Objectivity of the Moral Law240
Kantian Virtue: Priggish or Passional?270
Taking the Law into Our Own Hands: Kant on the Right to Revolution297
Kant on Aesthetic and Biological Purposiveness329
Kant on Ends and the Meaning of Life361
Community and Completion388

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