The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays / Edition 1

The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays / Edition 1

by Harry G. Frankfurt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521336112

ISBN-13: 9780521336116

Pub. Date: 05/28/1988

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals. By focusing on the distinctive

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This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals. By focusing on the distinctive nature of human freedom, Professor Frankfurt is ale to explore fundamental problems of what it is to be a person and of what one should care about in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521336116
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
566,010
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Sources; 1. Alternate possibilities and moral responsibility; 2. Freedom of the will and the concept of a person; 3. Coercion and moral responsibility; 4. Three concepts of free action; 5. Identification and externality; 6. The problem of action; 7. The importance of what we care about; 8. What we are mortally responsible for; 9. Necessity and desire; 10. On bullshit; 11. Equality as a moral ideal; 12. Identification and wholeheartedness; 13. Rationality and the unthinkable.

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