The Authority of Reason
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BeschreibungThis challenging book argues against much contemporary orthodoxy in philosophy and the social sciences by showing why objectivity in the domain of ethics is really no different from the objectivity of scientific knowledge. In the course of the book, author Jean Hampton examines moral realism, the general nature of reason and norms, internalism and externalism, instrumental reasoning, and the expected utility model of practical reasoning.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Introduction; Part I. Science and Objective Norms: 1. Naturalism and moral reasons; 2. The anatomy of a reason; 3. Reasons' authority; Part II. Instrumental Reason: 4. Instrumental Reason; 5. Why instrumental reasoning isn't instrumental; 6. Instrumental reasoning and the methodology of science; Part III. Reasons and Reasoning: 7. Expected utility theory and instrumental reasoning; 8. Expected utility theory and consequentialism; 9. Toward a 'post-naturalist' theory of reasons.
PressestimmenThe Authority of Reason that philosophers working in meta-ethics and decision theory will find of interest.' The Philosophical Quarterly
Untertitel: Espa~nola. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten