ISBN : 9780198865605
Practical Thought: Essays on Reasons, Intuition, and Action presents a selection of Jonathan Dancy's most important philosophical essays since the late 1970s, focusing on the central themes of his work: metaethics, moral metaphysics, the theory of motivation, and the British Intuitionists. The twenty-four essays in this book chart his intellectual journey.
Introduction: No More Answers
1 The Logical Conscience
Part 1: Towards particularism in ethics and epistemology
2 On Moral Properties
3 Ethical Particularism and Morally Relevant Properties
4 The Role of Imaginary Cases in Ethics
5 Intuitionism in Meta-epistemology
6 Externalism for Internalists
7 The Particularist's Progress
8 Necessity, Universality and the A Priori in Ethics
Part 2: Moral Metaphysics
9 Two Conceptions of Moral
10 Contemplating One's Nagel
11 In Defence of Thick Concepts
12 McDowell, Williams and Intuitionism
13 Practical Concepts
14 Should We Pass the Buck?
Part 3: Action and Reasons
15 Arguments from Illusion
16 Why there is No Such Thing as the Theory of Motivation
17 How to Act - Disjunctively
18 Enticing Reasons
19 On Knowing One's Reason
Part 4: Learning from the Intuitionists
20 Prichard on Duty and Ignorance of Fact
21 Was Moore Right about Punishment?
22 Has Anyone Ever Been a Non-Intuitionist?
23 More Right than Wrong
24 Prichard on Causing a Change