Reasons and the Good
By (author) Roger Crisp
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Reasons and the Good by Roger Crisp
Book DescriptionIn Reasons and the Good Roger Crisp answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Claiming that a fundamental issue in normative ethics is what ultimate reasons for action we might have, he argues that the best statements of such reasons will not employ moral concepts. He investigates and explains the nature of reasons themselves; his account of how we come to know them combines an intuitionist epistemology with elements of Pyrrhonist scepticism. He defends a hedonistic theory of well-being and an account of practical reason according to which we can give some, though not overriding, priority to our own good over that of others. The book develops original lines of argument within a framework of some traditional but currently less popular views.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199548699
(215mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Crisp
Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics, Paperback (September 2015)
This original and comprehensive volume explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. Leading experts in the field use their expertise and specialist knowledge to illuminate key subjects and ideas in contemporary ethics, and survey the history of the discipline.
Cosmos of Duty, Hardback (June 2015)
Roger Crisp presents a comprehensive study of Henry Sidgwick's The Methods of Ethics, a landmark work first published in 1874. Crisp argues that Sidgwick is largely right about central issues in moral philosophy: the metaphysics and epistemology of ethics, consequentialism, hedonism about well-being, and the weight to be given to self-interest.
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Paperback (November 2014)
This second edition is an accurate, readable and accessible translation of one of the world's greatest ethical works.
Griffin on Human Rights, Hardback (August 2014)» View all books by Roger Crisp
This volume presents responses to the work of James Griffin, one of the most significant contributors to the contemporary debate over human rights. Leading moral and political philosophers engage with Griffin's views-according to which human rights are best understood as protections of our agency and personhood-and Griffin offers his own reply.
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Author Biography - Roger Crisp
Roger Crisp is a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Ancient Philosophy.
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