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Shame and Necessity
We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness.Expand
Moral Luck: Contents
Moral Luck: Frontmatter
Moral Luck: Internal and external reasons
Sentences of the forms ‘ A has a reason to φ’ or ‘There is a reason for A to φ’ (where ‘φ’ stands in for some verb of action) seem on the face of it to have two different sorts of interpretation. OnExpand
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
Foreword to The Routledge Classics Edition Preface 1. Socrates' Question 2.The Archimedian Point 3. Foundations: Well-Being 4. Foundations: Practical Reason 5. Styles of Ethical Theory 6. Theory andExpand
?2.25 45s Philosophical discussions of responsibility , freedom of the will and such subjects seem often to stand at an enormous distance from the more immediate problems of psychiatry and the law.Expand
Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy
In the late twentieth century, the humanities were wracked by dissent about the status of truth. Relativists, postmodernists, and cynics called into question the very possibility of truth, arguingExpand
BOOK REVIEWS In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument
There is a common refrain that runs through these thirteen lapidary, elegant reflections by the late Bernard Williams. It is that some sorts of decisions, or disputes, or actions, or expressions ofExpand
Realism and Moralism in Political Theory
is published by Princeton University Press and copyrighted, © 2005, by Princeton University Press. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic orExpand
Moral Luck: Persons, character and morality
Much of the most interesting recent work in moral philosophy has been of basically Kantian inspiration; Rawls' own work and those to varying degrees influenced by him such as Richards and Nagel areExpand