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Thinking About Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy

David Bakhurst, Brad Hooker, and Margaret Olivia Little

Abstract

This book is a collection of work on topics in ethics and the philosophy of action, inspired in one way or another by the work of Jonathan Dancy—one of his generation's most influential moral philosophers. Many of the most influential living thinkers in the area are contributors to this collection, which also contains an autobiographical afterword by Dancy himself. Topics discussed in this volume include the idea that the facts that explain action are non-psychological ones, buck passing theories of goodness and rightness, and the idea that some moral reasons justify action without requiring i ... More

Keywords: philosophy of action, Jonathan Dancy, facts, action, goodness, rightness, particularism, egoism, impartial consequentialism, uncodifable judgement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604678.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bakhurst, editor
Queen's University, Canada

Brad Hooker, editor
University of Reading

Margaret Olivia Little, editor
Georgetown University

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