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Reasonably Vicious

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ISBN 9780674030725

Publication Date: 01/15/2009


304 pages


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Instrumentalism about Practical Reason
  • 2. In Some Sense Good
  • 3. Medieval and Modern
  • 4. Pleasure
  • 5. Fit
  • 6. Use
  • 7. The Standard Picture of Practical Reason
  • 8. Ethics
  • Appendix A: Anscombe’s Argument
  • Appendix B: Anscombe’s Objection to Donald Davidson
  • Appendix C: A Note about Kant and Befitting-Style Desirability Characterizations
  • Appendix D: Moral Actions, Virtuous Actions, Expressive Actions
  • Appendix E: Some Notes about the Standard Picture and Formal Work
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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