Cambridge University Press (2004)

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Monika Betzler
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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Practical conflicts pervade human life. Agents have many different desires, goals, and commitments, all of which can come into conflict with each other. How can practical reasoning help to resolve these practical conflicts? In this collection of essays a distinguished roster of philosophers analyse the diverse forms of practical conflict. Their aim is to establish an understanding of the sources of these conflicts, to investigate the challenge they pose to an adequate conception of practical reasoning, and to assess the degree to which that challenge can be met. These essays will serve as a major resource for students of philosophy but will also interest students and professionals in related fields of the social sciences such as psychology, political science, sociology and economics.
Keywords Practical Conflicts  Moral Dilemmas  Incommensurable Values  Incomparability
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Call number BC177.P72 2004
ISBN(s) 9780511616402   0521812712   9780511162671   9780521012102
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