Moral Psychology Today: Essays on Values, Rational Choice, and the Will

Moral Psychology Today: Essays on Values, Rational Choice, and the Will

by David K. Chan (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008)

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This volume is an edited collection of original papers on the theme of "Values, Rational Choice, and the Will". The editor is a Stanford-trained moral philosopher, and the organizer of a conference held on April 1-3, 2004. The conference succeeded in bringing together a wide range of essays that dealt with most of the central questions of moral philosophy today, in both normative ethics and meta-ethics, theoretical and applied ethics, and especially in moral psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048177462
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Series: Philosophical Studies Series , #110
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Meta-ethics of Values.- Moral Realism, Meta-Ethical Pyrrhonism and Naturalism.- Buck-passing Personal Values.- Reason and Choice.- Volitions, Comparative Value Judgments, and Choice.- The Insignificance of Choice.- Desire and Intention.- The Indeterminacy of Desire and Practical Reason.- The Myth of Objectively Alien Desires.- On the Intelligibility of Bad Acts.- After Anscombe.- Practical Reason.- The Limits of Teleology.- Motivation to the Means.- Thresholds, Vagueness and the Psychology of Small Improvements.- Freedom and Moral Agency.- Taking Liberty with Humean Necessity: Compatibilism and Contingency.- Rational Choice and Evolutionary Fit.

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