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    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1985). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Harvard University Press.
    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 (...)
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  2. Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1981). Moral Luck: Philosophical Papers, 1973-1980. Cambridge University Press.
    A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action. That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have both broadened and deepened their concerns in a way that now makes much earlier moral and political philosophy look sterile and (...)
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    Bernard Williams (2002). Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
    "In this exceptionally brilliant book, ranging effortlessly from Herodotus and Thucydides to Diderot and Nietzsche, Bernard Williams daringly asks--and still more daringly answers--one of the central questions of philosophy: what is the ...
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  4. Bernard Williams (2015). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Routledge.
    With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable…It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' -_ Times Literary Supplement_ 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. Drawing on the (...)
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  5. John Jamieson Carswell Smart & Bernard Williams (1973). Utilitarianism: For and Against. Cambridge University Press.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. This is a revised version of Professor Smart's (...)
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  6. Bernard A. O. Williams (1973). Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press.
    A volume of philosophical studies, centred on problems of personal identity and extending to related topics in the philosophy of mind and moral philosophy.
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    Bernard Williams (1992). Shame and Necessity. University of California Press.
    We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams's original and radical book questions this picture of Western history. While we are in many ways different from the Greeks, Williams claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in these basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients (...)
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    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1978). Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry. Harvester Press.
    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and challenging introduction to Descartes by one of the most distinguished modern philosophers. Bernard Williams not only analyzes Descartes' project of founding knowledge on certainty, but uncovers the philosophical motives for his (...)
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  9. Bernard Williams (1979). Internal and External Reasons. In Ross Harrison (ed.), Rational Action. Cambridge University Press 101-113.
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    Bernard Williams (2006). Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline. Princeton University Press.
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    BernardHG Williams (2009). In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument. Princeton University Press.
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  12. B. A. O. Williams & T. Nagel (1976). Moral Luck. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 50 (226):115 - 151.
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  13. Bernard Williams (ed.) (1995). Making Sense of Humanity. Cambridge University Press.
    This new volume of philosophical papers by Bernard Williams is divided into three sections: the first Action, Freedom, Responsibility, the second Philosophy, Evolution and the Human Sciences; in which appears the essay which gives the collection its title; and the third Ethics, which contains essays closely related to his 1983 book Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Like the two earlier volumes of Williams's papers published by Cambridge University Press, Problems of the Self and Moral Luck, this volume will be (...)
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  14. Bernard Williams (1981). Persons, Character, and Morality. In James Rachels (ed.), Moral Luck. Cambridge University Press
  15. Bernard Williams (2014). Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry. Routledge.
    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and challenging introduction to Descartes by one of the most distinguished modern philosophers. Bernard Williams not only analyzes Descartes' project of founding knowledge on certainty, but uncovers the philosophical motives for his (...)
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    Bernard Williams, Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002.
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  17. Bernard Williams (2000). Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline. Philosophy 75 (4):477-496.
    What can--and what can't--philosophy do? What are its ethical risks--and its possible rewards? How does it differ from science? In Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline , Bernard Williams addresses these questions and presents a striking vision of philosophy as fundamentally different from science in its aims and methods even though there is still in philosophy "something that counts as getting it right." Written with his distinctive combination of rigor, imagination, depth, and humanism, the book amply demonstrates why Williams was one (...)
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  18. Bernard Williams (1970). The Self and the Future. Philosophical Review 79 (2):161-180.
  19. Bernard A. O. Williams (1973). Egoism and Altruism. In Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press
    A discussion of egoism and altruism as related both to ethical theory and moral psychology. Williams considers and rejects various arguments for and against the existence of egoistic motives and the rationality of someone motivated by self-interest. He ultimately attempts to give a more Humean defense of altruism, as opposed to the more Kantian defenses found in Thomas Nagel, for example.
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  20. Bernard Williams (2005). In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument. Princeton University Press.
     
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  21. Bernard Williams (1989). Internal Reasons and the Obscurity of Blame. In William J. Prior (ed.), Reason and Moral Judgment, Logos, vol. 10. Santa Clara University
  22. Bernard Williams (2009). Life as Narrative. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):305-314.
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    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1972). Morality: An Introduction to Ethics. New York,Harper & Row.
    In Morality Bernard Williams confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page.
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    BernardHG Williams (2009). The Sense of the Past: Essays in the History of Philosophy. Princeton University Press.
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  25. Sadhvi Batra, Jacqueline Anne Sullivan, Beverly Williams & David Geldmacher (2015). Qualitative Assessment of Self-Identity in Advanced Dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice:1-19.
    This study aimed to understand the preserved elements of self-identity in persons with moderate to severe dementia attributable to Alzheimer’s disease. A semi-structured interview was developed to explore the narrative self among residents with dementia in a residential care facility and residents without dementia in an independent living setting. The interviews were transcribed verbatim from audio recordings and analyzed for common themes, while being sensitive to possible differences between the groups. The participants with dementia showed evidence of self-reference even though (...)
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  26. B. Williams (1973). Deciding to Believe. In Bernard Williams (ed.), Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press 136--51.
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  27. Bernard Williams (2012). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Routledge.
    With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable…It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' -_ Times Literary Supplement_ 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. Drawing on the (...)
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    Bernard Williams (forthcoming). Must a Concern for the Environment Be Centred on Human Beings. Ethics and the Environment.
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    Bernard Williams (1976). Problems of the Self: Philosophical Papers, 1956-1972. Journal of Philosophy 73 (13):416-428.
    This is a volume of philosophical studies, centred on problems of personal identity and extending to related topics in the philosophy of mind and moral philosophy.
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  30. Bernard Williams (2000). Philosophy as a Humanistic. Philosophy 75:477.
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    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1995). Making Sense of Humanity and Other Philosophical Papers, 1982-1993. Cambridge University Press.
    This new volume of philosophical papers by Bernard Williams is divided into three sections: the first Action, Freedom, Responsibility, the second Philosophy, Evolution and the Human Sciences; in which appears the essay which gives the collection its title; and the third Ethics, which contains essays closely related to his 1983 book Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Like the two earlier volumes of Williams's papers published by Cambridge University Press, Problems of the Self and Moral Luck, this volume will be (...)
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  32. Bernard Williams (1988). Consequentialism and Integrity. In Samuel Scheffler (ed.), Consequentialism and its Critics. Oxford University Press 20--50.
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    Bernard Williams, How Free Does the Will Need to Be?
    This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 1985, given by Bernard Williams, a British philosopher.
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    Amartya Kumar Sen & Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (eds.) (1982). Utilitarianism and Beyond. Cambridge University Press.
    A volume of studies of utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice. All but two of the papers have been commissioned especially for the volume, and between them they represent not only a wide range of arguments for and against utilitarianism but also a first-class selection of the most interesting and influential work in this very active area. There is also a substantial introduction by the two editors. The volume will constitute an (...)
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  35. B. Williams (1995). ÔMoral IncapacityÕ. In Bernard Williams (ed.), Making Sense of Humanity. Cambridge University Press
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  36. Bernard Williams (2006). Imagination and the Self. In Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press 26-45.
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    Bernard Williams (1993). Moral Incapacity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93:59-70.
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  38. Bernard Williams (2011). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Routledge.
    With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable…It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' -_ Times Literary Supplement_ 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. Drawing on the (...)
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    B. A. O. Williams & W. F. Atkinson (1965). Ethical Consistency. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 39 (1):103-138.
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    G. Haydon, Alasdair Macintyre, Anthony Quinton & Bernard Williams (1988). Education and Values: The Richard Peters' Lectures. British Journal of Educational Studies 36 (3):271-271.
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    David Killoren & Bekka Williams (2013). Group Agency and Overdetermination. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (2):295-307.
    A morally objectionable outcome can be overdetermined by the actions of multiple individual agents. In such cases, the outcome is the same regardless of what any individual does or does not do. (For a clear example of such a case, imagine the execution of an innocent person by a firing squad.) We argue that, in some of these types of cases, (a) there exists a group agent, a moral agent constituted by individual agents; (b) the group agent is guilty of (...)
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  42. Bernard Williams (1995). Truth in Ethics. Ratio 8 (3):227-236.
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  43. Bernard Williams (1993). Nietzsche's Minimalist Moral Psychology. European Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):4-14.
  44. Bernard Williams (1999). The Analogy of City and Soul in Plato's Republic. In Gail Fine (ed.), Phronesis. OUP Oxford 196.
     
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  45. Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (2001). From Freedom to Liberty: The Construction of a Political Value. Philosophy and Public Affairs 30 (1):3–26.
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  46. J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams (2013). Utilitarianism: For and Against. Cambridge University Press.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained (...)
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    Bernard Williams (1981). Wittgenstein and Idealism. In Moral Luck. Cambridge University Press 144-164.
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  48. Bernard Williams (1995). Saint-Just's Illusion. In Making Sense of Humanity. Cambridge University Press 135--152.
     
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  49. Bernard A. O. Williams (1957). Personal Identity and Individuation. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 67:229-52.
  50. Bernard Williams (1983). Space Talk: The Conversation Continued. Ethics 93 (2):367-371.
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