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Ethics and the A Priori: Selected Essays on Moral Psychology and Meta-Ethics
     

Ethics and the A Priori: Selected Essays on Moral Psychology and Meta-Ethics

by Michael Smith
 

ISBN-10: 0521809878

ISBN-13: 9780521809870

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume includes a series of essays about the nature of belief and desire, the status of normative judgment, and the relevance of the views we take on both these topics to the accounts we give of our nature as free and responsible agents. The long awaited collection comprises some of the most influential of Michael Smith's essays written over a period of

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This volume includes a series of essays about the nature of belief and desire, the status of normative judgment, and the relevance of the views we take on both these topics to the accounts we give of our nature as free and responsible agents. The long awaited collection comprises some of the most influential of Michael Smith's essays written over a period of fifteen years and will be of interest to students in philosophy and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521809870
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Moral Psychology: 1. Internal reasons; 2. The incoherence argument: reply to Schafer-Landau; 3. Philosophy and commonsense: the case of weakness of will; 4. Frog and toad lose control; 5. A theory of freedom and responsibility; 6. Rational capacities; 7(i) On Humeans, anti-humeans and motivation: a reply to Pettit; 7(ii) Humeanism, psychologism, and the normative story; 8. The possibility of philosophy of action; Part II. Meta-Ethics: 9. Moral realism; 10. Objectivity and moral realism: on the significance of the phenomenology of moral experience; 11. In defence of The Moral Problem: a reply to Brink, Copp and Sayre-McCord; 12. Exploring the implications of the dispositional theory of value; 13. Does the evaluative supervene on the natural?; 14. Internalism's wheel; 15. Evaluation, uncertainty, and motivation; 16. Ethics and the a priori: a modern parable.

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