Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy: Volume 3

Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy: Volume 3

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This volume is devoted to Lewis's work in ethics and social philosophy. Topics covered include the logic of obligation and permission; decision theory and its relation to the idea that beliefs might play the motivating role of desires; a subjectivist analysis of value; dilemmas in virtue ethics; the problem of evil; problems about self-prediction; social coordination, linguistic and otherwise; alleged duties to rescue distant strangers; toleration as a tacit treaty; nuclear warfare; and punishment. This collection, and the two preceding volumes, will disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 18mm | 330g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521587867
  • 9780521587860
  • 713,184

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Semantic analyses for dyadic deontic logic; 2. A problem about permission; 3. Reply to McMichael; 4. Why ain'cha rich?; 5. Desire as belief I; 6. Desire as belief II; 7. Dispositional theories of value; 8. The Trap's dilemma; 9. Evil for freedom's sake?; 10. Do we believe in penal substitution?; 11. Convention: reply to Jamieson; 12. Meaning without use: reply to Hawthorne; 13. Illusory innocence?; 14. Mill and Milquetoast; 15. Academic appointments: why ignore the advantage of being right?; 16. Devil's bargains and the real world; 17. Buy like a MADman, use like a NUT; 18. The punishment that leaves something to chance; 19. Scriven on human unpredictability (with Jane S. Richardson).
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