Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy
  • Release Date : 26 January 2021
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • Pages : 255 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0521587867
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521587860
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Synopsis : Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy written by David Lewis, published by Cambridge University Press which was released on 26 January 2021. Download Papers in Ethics and Social Philosophy Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This third volume of Lewis's papers is devoted to his work in ethics and social philosophy. Topics covered include the logic of obligation and permission; decision theory and its relation to the idea that beliefs might play the motivating role of desires; a subjectivist analysis o f value; dilemmas in virtue ethics; the problem of evil; problems about self-prediction; social coordination, linguistic and otherwise; alleged duties to rescue distant strangers; toleration as a tacit treaty; nuclear warfare; and punishment. The purpose of this collection, and the two preceding volumes, is to disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher.