Obligation, Character, and Commitment

  title={Obligation, Character, and Commitment},
  author={Stan van Hooft},
  pages={345 - 362}
  • S. Hooft
  • Published 1 July 1988
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
In the last chapter of Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, Bernard Williams brings to a conclusion a sustained attack on the pretensions of moral theory by arguing against the allegedly objective reality of moral obligation. It had been a theme of the book that, while there can be answers to the questions of how one should live and order one's social relationships—answers which, in a given culture, go to make up its ethics—there is no place for a morality or a moral theory which would claim to… 

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