Bernard Williams (Philosophy Now) by Mark Jenkins

By Mark Jenkins

From his earliest paintings on own identification to his final at the price of truthfulness, the tips and arguments of Bernard Williams - within the metaphysics of personhood, within the background of philosophy, yet specially in ethics and ethical psychology - have proved occasionally debatable, usually influential, and regularly worthy learning. This e-book presents a entire account of Williams's many major contributions to modern philosophy. subject matters comprise own identification, numerous evaluations of ethical concept, useful reasoning and ethical motivation, fact and objectivity, and the relevance of old Greece to fashionable existence. It not just positions Williams between those vital philosophical subject matters, but in addition in regards to the perspectives of different philosophers, together with trendy forerunners comparable to Hume and Nietzsche and modern thinkers corresponding to, Nagel, McDowell, MacIntyre and Taylor. The fragmentary nature of Williams's paintings is addressed and ordinary issues and connections inside of his paintings are dropped at light.

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