♠Book Title : Reason and Responsibility Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy Cloth
✍Author : Joel Feinberg
♛Publisher : Cengage Learning
♣Release Date : 2008
✿Pages : 736
♠ISBN : 9780495094920
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Reason and Responsibility Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy Cloth Book 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

♠Book Title : From Morality to the End of Reason
✍Author : Ingmar Persson
♛Publisher : Oxford University Press
♣Release Date : 2013-09-26
✿Pages : 328
♠ISBN : 9780199676552
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝From Morality to the End of Reason Book 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.

📒Ethics And Practical Reason ✍ Garrett Cullity

♠Book Title : Ethics and Practical Reason
✍Author : Garrett Cullity
♛Publisher : Clarendon Press
♣Release Date : 1997-11-20
✿Pages : 430
♠ISBN : 9780191583575
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Ethics and Practical Reason Book Synopsis : These thirteen new, specially written essays by a distinguished international line-up of contributors, including some leading contemporary moral philosophers, give a rich and varied view of current work on ethics and practical reason. The three main perspectives on the topic, Kantian, Humean, and Aristotelian, are all well represented. The editors' introduction provides a valuable introductory survey of the topic, putting the individual essays in context. Ethics and Practical Reason will be essential reading for scholars, postgraduates, and upper-level undergraduates working in this area. - ;These thirteen new, specially written essays by a distinguished international line-up of contributors, including some leading contemporary moral philosophers, give a rich and varied view of current work on ethics and practical reason. The three main perspectives on the topic, Kantian, Humean, and Aristotelian, are all well represented. Issues covered include: the connection between reason and motivation; the source of moral reasons and their relation to reasons of self-interest; the relation of practical reason to value, to freedom, to responsibility, and to feelings. The editors' introduction provides a valuable introductory survey of the topic, putting the individual essays in context. Ethics and Practical Reason will be essential reading for scholars, postgraduates, and upper-level undergraduates working in this area. -

♠Book Title : Free Will Free agency moral responsibility and skepticism
✍Author : John Martin Fischer
♛Publisher : Taylor & Francis
♣Release Date : 2005
✿Pages : 289
♠ISBN : 041532730X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Free Will Free agency moral responsibility and skepticism Book Synopsis :

♠Book Title : Society Ethics and Technology
✍Author : Morton Winston
♛Publisher : Cengage Learning
♣Release Date : 2013-01-18
✿Pages : 496
♠ISBN : 9781133943556
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Society Ethics and Technology Book 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.

📒Before The Voice Of Reason ✍ David Michael Kleinberg-Levin

♠Book Title : Before the Voice of Reason
✍Author : David Michael Kleinberg-Levin
♛Publisher : SUNY Press
♣Release Date : 2008-09-02
✿Pages : 306
♠ISBN : 9780791477823
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Before the Voice of Reason Book Synopsis : Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

♠Book Title : The Responsibility of Reason
✍Author : Ralph Hancock
♛Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
♣Release Date : 2011-01-16
✿Pages : 346
♠ISBN : 9781442207394
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Responsibility of Reason Book Synopsis : Can we run our lives and govern our societies by reason? The question provoked Socrates to redirect philosophic inquiry in a political direction, and it has remained fundamental to Western thought. Martin Heidegger explored this problem in his profound critique of the Western metaphysical tradition, and Leo Strauss responded to Heidegger with an attempt to recover the classical idea of the rule of reason. 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.

📒Responsibility And Control ✍ John Martin Fischer

♠Book Title : Responsibility and Control
✍Author : John Martin Fischer
♛Publisher : Cambridge University Press
♣Release Date : 2000
✿Pages : 277
♠ISBN : 0521775795
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Responsibility and Control Book 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.

📒Freedom Within Reason ✍ Susan Wolf

♠Book Title : Freedom within Reason
✍Author : Susan Wolf
♛Publisher : Oxford University Press
♣Release Date : 1993-10-21
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 019535897X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Freedom within Reason Book Synopsis : Philosophers typically see the issue of free will and determinism in terms of a debate between two standard positions. Incompatibilism holds that freedom and responsibility require causal and metaphysical independence from the impersonal forces of nature. According to compatibilism, people are free and responsible as long as their actions are governed by their desires. In Freedom Within Reason, Susan Wolf charts a path between these traditional positions: We are not free and responsible, she argues, for actions that are governed by desires that we cannot help having. But the wish to form our own desires from nothing is both futile and arbitrary. Some of the forces beyond our control are friends to freedom rather than enemies of it: they endow us with faculties of reason, perception, and imagination, and provide us with the data by which we come to see and appreciate the world for what it is. The independence we want, Wolf argues, is not independence from the world, but independence from forces that prevent or preclude us from choosing how to live in light of a sufficient appreciation of the world. The freedom we want is a freedom within reason and the world.

♠Book Title : Rationality Consciousness Free Will
✍Author : David Hodgson
♛Publisher : Oxford University Press
♣Release Date : 2012-01-04
✿Pages : 288
♠ISBN : 9780190208608
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Rationality Consciousness Free Will Book Synopsis : In recent years, philosophical discussions of free will have focused largely on whether or not free will is compatible with determinism. In this challenging book, David Hodgson takes a fresh approach to the question of free will, contending that close consideration of human rationality and human consciousness shows that together they give us free will, in a robust and indeterministic sense. In particular, they give us the capacity to respond appositely to feature-rich gestalts of conscious experiences, in ways that are not wholly determined by laws of nature or computational rules. The author contends that this approach is consistent with what science tells us about the world; and he considers its implications for our responsibility for our own conduct, for the role of retribution in criminal punishment, and for the place of human beings in the wider scheme of things. Praise for David Hodgson's previous work, The Mind Matters "magisterial...It is balanced, extraordinarily thorough and scrupulously fair-minded; and it is written in clear, straightforward, accessible prose." --Michael Lockwood, Times Literary Supplement "an excellent contribution to the literature. It is well written, authoritative, and wonderfully wide-ranging. ... This account of quantum theory ... will surely be of great value. ... On the front cover of the paper edition of this book Paul Davies is quoted as saying that this is "a truly splendid and provocative book". In writing this review I have allowed myself to be provoked, but I am happy to close by giving my endorsement to this verdict in its entirety!" --Euan Squires, Journal of Consciousness Studies "well argued and extremely important book." --Sheena Meredith, New Scientist "His reconstructions and explanations are always concise and clear." --Jeffrey A Barrett, The Philosophical Review "In this large-scale and ambitious work Hodgson attacks a modern orthodoxy. Both its proponents and its opponents will find it compelling reading." --J. R. Lucas, Merton College, Oxford