Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

Routledge (1986)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

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 ideas of the Greek philosophers, Williams reorients ethics away from a preoccupation with universal moral theories 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 commentary on the text by A.W.Moore. At the time of his death in 2003, Bernard Williams was hailed by the Times as 'the outstanding moral philosopher of his age.' He taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Berkeley and Oxford and is the author of many influential books, including _Morality; Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry_ and _Truth and Truthfulness_

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,389

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.R. S. Downie - 1986 - Journal of Medical Ethics 12 (3):165-165.
Ethics and the Limits of Bernard Williams.Hugo Meynell - 2000 - International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (3):351-366.
Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline.Bernard Williams - 2000 - Philosophy 75 (4):477-496.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-12-06

Downloads
21 (#536,517)

6 months
7 (#108,084)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Oppressive Things.Shen-yi Liao & Bryce Huebner - 2021 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 103 (1):92-113.
Physicalism.Daniel Stoljar - 2015 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Moral Luck and The Unfairness of Morality.Robert J. Hartman - 2019 - Philosophical Studies 176 (12):3179-3197.
A Better Best System Account of Lawhood.Jonathan Cohen & Craig Callender - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 145 (1):1 - 34.

View all 302 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references