Ethics and Practical Reason

Synopsis

These thirteen new, specially written essays by a distinguished international line-up of contributors, including some leading contemporary moral philosophers, give a rich and varied view of current work on ethics and practical reason. The three main perspectives on the topic, Kantian, Humean, and Aristotelian, are all well represented. Issues covered include: the connection between reason and motivation; the source of moral reasons and their relation to reasons of self-interest; the relation of practical reason to value, to freedom, to responsibility, and to feelings. The editors' introduction provides a valuable introductory survey of the topic, putting the individual essays in context. Ethics and Practical Reason will be essential reading for scholars, postgraduates, and upper-level undergraduates working in this area.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Peter Railton
  • James Dreier
  • Robert Audi
  • Berys Gaut
  • T. H. Irwin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1997