Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

Harvard University Press (1985)
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By the time of his death in 2003, Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Presenting a sustained critique of moral theory from Kant onwards, Williams reorients ethical theory towards ‘truth, truthfulness and the meaning of an individual life’. He explores and reflects upon the most difficult problems in contemporary philosophy and identifies new ideas about central issues such as relativism, objectivity and the possibility of ethical knowledge. This edition also includes a new commentary on the text by A.W.Moore and a foreword by Jonathan Lear
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Call number BJ1012.W52 1985
ISBN(s) 0674268571   9780415399845   9780203828281   9781136807251   9781136807190   9781136807244   9781136807206   9781136807220   9780415610148     1136807241
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