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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  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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    BernardHG Williams (2009). Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline. Princeton University Press.
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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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  10. Bernard Williams (1979). Internal and External Reasons. In Ross Harrison (ed.), Rational Action. Cambridge University Press 101-113.
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  11. 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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    BernardHG Williams (2009). In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument. Princeton University Press.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Bernard Williams (1981). Persons, Character, and Morality. In James Rachels (ed.), Moral Luck. Cambridge University Press
  17. Bernard Williams (2007). In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument. Princeton University Press.
     
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  18. Bernard Williams (1970). The Self and the Future. Philosophical Review 79 (2):161-180.
  19. 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
  20. Bernard Williams (2009). Life as Narrative. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):305-314.
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    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (1972/2012). 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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  23. 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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  25. 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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    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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  27. 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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    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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  31. Bernard Williams (1988). Consequentialism and Integrity. In Samuel Scheffler (ed.), Consequentialism and its Critics. Oxford University Press 20--50.
  32. Bernard Williams (2006). Imagination and the Self. In Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press 26-45.
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  33. 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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    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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    Bernard Williams (1993). Moral Incapacity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93:59-70.
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  36. 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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  37. Bernard Williams (1993). Nietzsche's Minimalist Moral Psychology. European Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):4-14.
  38. 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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  39. Bernard Williams (1995). Truth in Ethics. Ratio 8 (3):227-236.
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    Bernard Williams (1981). Wittgenstein and Idealism. In Moral Luck. Cambridge University Press 144-164.
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  41. Bernard A. O. Williams (1957). Personal Identity and Individuation. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 67:229-52.
  42. Bernard Williams (1983). Space Talk: The Conversation Continued. Ethics 93 (2):367-371.
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    Bernard Williams (1974). The Truth in Relativism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 75:215 - 228.
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    Bernard Williams (1998). 1. Toleration: An Impossible Virtue? In David Heyd (ed.), Toleration: An Elusive Virtue. Princeton University Press 18-27.
  45. 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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  46. Bernard Williams (1980). Justice as a Virtue. In Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle's Ethics. University of California Press 189--200.
     
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  47. Bernard Williams (2006). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Routledge.
    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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  48. Bernard Williams (1995). Acting as the Virtuous Person Acts. In Robert Heinaman (ed.), Aristotle and Moral Realism. Westview Press 13--23.
     
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    Bernard Williams (1977). Report on Analysis "Problem" No. 15. Analysis 37 (4):145 -.
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  50. M. F. Burnyeat & Bernard Williams (2006). The Truth of Tripartition. In Memoriam. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106 (1):1–22.
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