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Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon

ISBN : 9780199753673

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Author: 
R.Jay Wallace; Rahul Kumar; Samuel Freeman
Pages
408 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
157 x 237 mm
Pub date
Oct 2011
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For close to forty years now T.M. Scanlon has been one of the most important contributors to moral and political philosophy in the Anglo-American world. Through both his writing and his teaching, he has played a central role in shaping the questions with which research in moral and political philosophy now grapples. Reasons and Recognition brings together fourteen new papers on an array of topics from the many areas to which Scanlon has made path-breaking contributions, each of which develops a distinctive and independent position while critically engaging with central themes from Scanlon's own work in the area. Contributors include well-known senior figures in moral and political philosophy as well as important younger scholars whose work is just beginning to gain wider recognition. Taken together, these papers make evident the scope and lasting interest of Scanlon's contributions to moral and political philosophy while contributing to a deeper understanding of the issues addressed in his work.

Index: 

PREFACE
CONTRIBUTORS
I. REASON, VALUE, AND DESIRE
1. Christine M. Korsgaard -The Activity of Reason
2. Samuel Scheffler - Valuing
3. Niko Kolodny- Aims as Reasons
4. Michael Smith - Scanlon on Desire and the Explanation of Action
II. ETHICAL THEMES: CONTRACTUALISM, PROMISSORY OBLIGATION, AND TOLERANCE
5. Pamela Hieronymi- Of Metaethics and Motivation: The Appeal of Contractualism
6. Rahul Kumar - Contractualism on the Shoal of Aggregation
7. Seana Valentine Shiffrin- Immoral, Conflicting, and Redundant Promises
8. Angela M. Smith-The Trouble with Tolerance
III. POLITICAL THEMES: CONSERVATISM, JUSTICE, AND PUBLIC REASON
9. G. A. Cohen - Rescuing Conservatism: A Defence of Existing Value
10. Charles R. Beitz - Global Political Justice and the "Democratic Deficit"
11. Joshua Cohen - Establishment, Exclusion, and Democracy's Public Reason
12. Aaron James - The Significance of Distribution
IV. RESPONSIBILITY
13. Gary Watson - The Trouble with Psychopaths
14. Susan Wolf - Blame, Italian Style
15. R. Jay Wallace - Dispassionate Opprobrium: On Blame and the Reactive Sentiments

About the author: 

R. Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests extend to all parts of moral philosophy (including its history), and to such allied areas as political philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of action. His publications include Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments, Normativity and the Will, and numerous papers on moral psychology, the theory of practical reason, and the philosophy of responsibility. Rahul Kumar is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Canada. He works in moral and political philosophy. He is the author of Consensualism in Principle and co-editor of Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries as well as several papers on contractualist moral theory.

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