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Reasons and the Good

Roger Crisp

Abstract

This book answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Claiming that a fundamental issue in normative ethics is what ultimate reasons for action we might have, it argues that the best statements of such reasons will not employ moral concepts. The book investigates and explains the nature of reasons themselves; its account of how we come to know them combines an intuitionist epistemology with elements of Pyrrhonist scepticism. It defends a hedonistic theory of well-being and an account of practical reason according to which we can give some, though not overriding, priority to our o ... More

Keywords: moral philosophy, normative ethics, reasons for action, intuitionist epistemology, Pyrrhonist scepticism, well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199290338
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Crisp, author
St Anne's College, Oxford
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