πŸ“’ Author : Joel Feinberg
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 736
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780495094920
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : This best-selling text has long been the standard by which all other introduction to philosophy anthologies have been judged. The Thirteenth Edition of REASON AND RESPONSIBILITY: READINGS IN SOME BASIC PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY continues the book's trad


πŸ“’ Author : Joel Feinberg
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 706
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0534625584
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : The Twelfth Edition of this best-selling, topically organized anthology provides a superb balance of historical selections and recent material. This new edition features more readings than ever before--79 total--all, where necessary, in the finest translations available. The readings complement each other and naturally build on the topic being covered. Clear, concise introductions to each Part provide just enough guidance to let students learn from experiencing the readings themselves. The text's long-heralded selection of readings covers topics such as reason and religious belief, human knowledge, mind and its place in nature, determinism, free will and responsibility, and morality and its critics in five parts with careful attention to opposing points of view.


πŸ“’ Author : David Shoemaker
πŸ“’ Publisher : OUP Oxford
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-12-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780191030871
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes in moral philosophy and philosophy of action. This special volume in the series presents ten new papers marking the fiftieth anniversary of P. F. Strawson's landmark essay, 'Freedom and Resentment'. Some of the papers offer critical interpretation of Strawson's essay, some expand on his insights into the nature of interpersonal relationships, and some develop his overall themes in new and challenging directions.


πŸ“’ Author : Ingmar Persson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-09-26
πŸ“’ Pages : 328
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780199676552
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : Many philosophers think that if you're morally responsible for a state of affairs, you must be a cause of it. In From Morality to the End of Reason, Ingmar Persson argues that this strand of common sense morality is asymmetrical in that it features the act-omission doctrine according to which there are stronger reasons against performing some harmful actions than in favour of performing any beneficial actions. He critically examines the concept of a rightand the conception of responsibility as causally-based, which results in replacing reasons of rights by reasons of beneficence to the effect that individuals be benefited, and we are made responsible for what is under the influence of our practical reasons. The argument gives rise to a symmetrical,consequentialist morality which is more demanding but less authoritative than common sense morality because reasons of beneficence are weaker than reasons of rights. The question is whether such a morality possesses enough authority to command our compliance.


πŸ“’ Author : Ralph Hancock
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-01-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 346
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781442207394
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : In The Responsibility of Reason, Ralph C. Hancock undertakes no less than to answer the Heideggerian challenge. Offering trenchant and original interpretations of Aristotle, Heidegger, Strauss, and Alexis de Tocqueville, he argues that Tocqueville saw the essential more clearly than apparently deeper philosophers. Hancock addresses political theorists on the question of the grounding of liberalism, and, at the same time, philosophers on the most basic questions of the meaning and limits of reason. Moreover, he shows how these questions are for us inseparable.


πŸ“’ Author : John Casey
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-09-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781135021610
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : First published in 1971, the five essays in this book were written by young philosophers at Cambridge at that time. They focus on two major questions of ethical theory: β€˜What is it to judge morally?’ and β€˜What makes a reason a moral reason?’. The book explores the relation of moral judgements to attitudes, emotions and beliefs as well as the notions of expression, agency, and moral responsibility.


πŸ“’ Author : John Martin Fischer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Taylor & Francis
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 289
πŸ“’ ISBN : 041532730X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Free will and determinism

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πŸ“’ Author : Morton Winston
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-01-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 496
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781133943556
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : From today's headlines to your textbook, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY, Fifth Edition, explores the cutting edge of technological innovation and how these advances represent profound moral dilemmas for society as a whole. You will build a strong foundation in theory and applied ethics as you are challenged to examine critically the social effects of technology in your daily life. This timely anthology, filled with cutting-edge work from prominent scholars and thinkers, focuses on current technological issues and ethical debates. Insightful introductions and focus questions before each piece help put readings in context and to establish frameworks for ethical decision-making. The readings examine the consequences of technological change from a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives. Special coverage of the history of technology focuses on ground-breaking developments, as well as the technological underpinnings of contemporary globalization. New articles examine the impact of contemporary technological advances, such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social media. In addition, the book explores the future of technology in such areas as human rights, overpopulation, biotechnology, information technology, climate change, and the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


πŸ“’ Author : Jean-Luc Marion
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Virginia Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011
πŸ“’ Pages : 119
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780813931784
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : This book represents a continuation of Jean-Luc Marion’s work on givenness as a foundational concept. A former student of Jacques Derrida, Marion is known for his work in seventeenth-century French philosophy, for his theory of "God without being," and for his reformulation of phenomenology. Marion’s groundbreaking work on givenness is articulated through attentive readings in a striking array of philosophical texts. The four pieces collected here, based on the fall 2008 Richard Lectures at the University of Virginia, expand upon and go beyond the lines of Marion’s previous work and exemplify the intersection of his own constructive brilliance with his talent and rigor as a historian of philosophy. Reengaging philosophers long central to Marion’s own work (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas) and highlighting the significance of lesser-known but decisive influences (Natorp, Rickert, Meinong), these lectures will be valuable to readers interested in the ongoing conversation seeking to bridge the divide between Continental and analytic philosophies, particularly through the exploration of common points of origin. These pieces tackle some of the most pressing debates in contemporary European philosophy and offer students of Marion material to ponder as they seek to further understand his influences. Taken together, these essays form an important volume by a major figure in contemporary philosophy.


πŸ“’ Author : John Martin Fischer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000
πŸ“’ Pages : 277
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0521775795
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Law

SYNOPSIS : This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility. The authors explore the conditions under which individuals are morally responsible for actions, omissions, consequences, and emotions. The leading idea in the book is that moral responsibility is based on "guidance control." This control has two components: the mechanism that issues in the relevant behavior must be the agent's own mechanism, and it must be appropriately responsive to reasons. The book develops an account of both components. The authors go on to offer a sustained defense of the thesis that moral responsibility is compatible with causal determinism. This major study will interest moral philosophers, legal theorists, and those in religious studies concerned with the issue of moral responsibility.