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Ethics Beyond the Limits


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Introduction Sophie Grace Chappell and Marcel van Ackeren 1. Summary of Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy Adrian Moore 2. Lonely in Littlemore: confidence in Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy Simon Blackburn 3. Hume's optimism and Williams' pessimism Paul Russell 4. Williams (on) doing history of philosophy Marcel van Ackeren 5. The good life and the unity of the virtues: some reflections upon Williams on Aristotle Anthony Price 6. Humanism and cruelty in Williams Lorenzo Greco 7. Beauty, duty, and booty Sophie Grace Chappell 8. Gauguin's lucky escape Gerald Lang 9. The irrelativism of distance Geraldine Ng 10. Epoch relativism and our moral hopelessness Regina Rini 11. The inevitability of inauthenticity Nicholas Smyth 12. How should one live? Williams on practical deliberation and reasons for acting Roger Teichmann 13. Practical deliberation and the first person David Cockburn 14. Moral authority and the limits of philosophy Catherine Wilson. Index

About the Author

Sophie Grace Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at the Open University, UK.Marcel van Ackeren is Henkel Fellow and Associate Fellow of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, UK.


"For dedicated Williams scholars, this collection offers insightful discussions and interpretations of Williams' works."- Dr Joe Slater, University of Glasgow, Metapsychology Online Reviews

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