Necessity, Volition, and Love
By (author) Harry G. Frankfurt
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Necessity, Volition, and Love by Harry G. Frankfurt
Book DescriptionOne of the most influential of contemporary philosophers, Harry Frankfurt has made major contributions to the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and the study of Descartes. This collection of essays complements an earlier collection published by Cambridge, The Importance of What We Care About. Some of the essays develop lines of thought found in the earlier volume. They deal in general with foundational metaphysical and epistemological issues concerning Descartes, moral philosophy, and philosophical anthropology. Some bear upon topics in political philosophy and religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521633956
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1998
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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