The Importance of What We Care About
By (author) Harry G. Frankfurt
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Importance of What We Care About by Harry G. Frankfurt
Book DescriptionThis 1988 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 able to explore fundamental problems of what it is to be a person and of what one should care about in life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521336116
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harry G. Frankfurt
Demons, Dreamers, and Madmen, Paperback (October 2007)
Provides an analysis of the question that not only lies at the heart of Descartes' "Meditations", but also constitutes the preoccupation of philosophy. This book offers an account of Descartes' defense of reason against the skeptical doubts that one might be a madman, dreaming, or, worse yet, deceived by an evil demon into believing falsely.
Taking Ourselves Seriously and Getting it Right, Paperback (September 2006)
From the best-selling author of On Bullshit... This book consists of the Tanner Lectures in Moral Philosophy, delivered by the author at Stanford University in 2004, along with commentary on the lectures.
Reasons of Love, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Harry G. Frankfurt
Argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love. The author writes that it is through caring that we infuse the world with meaning.
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