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Vol 24 No 11 Nov/Dec 2019

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Reason and Value: Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz

Edited by: R. Jay Wallace, Philip Pettit, Samuel Scheffler, Smith Michael

ISBN13: 9780199297641
ISBN: 0199297649
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £43.49

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Reason and Value collects 15 new papers by leading contemporary philosophers on themes from the work of Joseph Raz. Raz has made major contributions in a wide range of areas, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, and the theory of practical reason; but all of his work displays a deep engagement with central themes in moral philosophy.

The subtlety and power of Raz's reflections on ethical topics make his writings a fertile source for anyone working in this area. Especially significant are his explorations of the connections between practical reason and the theory of value, which constitute a sustained and penetrating treatment of a set of issues at the very center of moral philosophy as it is practiced today.

The contributors to the volume acknowledge the importance of Raz's contributions by engaging critically with his positions and offering independent perspectives on the topics that he has addressed. The volume aims both to honour Raz's accomplishments in the area of ethical theorizing, and to contribute to an enhanced appreciation of the significance of his work for the subject.

  • Original essays by an unbeatable line-up of contemporary moral philosophers
  • Fresh perspectives on the work of a hugely influential writer
  • Celebrates the extent and depth of Raz's contribution in this field

1. Michael E. Bratman: Shared Valuing and Frameworks for Practical Reasoning
2. John Broome: Reasons
3. Ruth Chang: Can Desires Provide Reasons for Action?
4. Jonathan Dancy: Enticing Reasons
5. Harry Frankfurt: Disengaging Reason
6. Ulrike Heuer: Raz on Values and Reasons
7. Philip Pettit and Michael Smith: The Truth in Deontology
8. Peter Railton: How to Engage Reason: The Problem of Regress
9. Donald H. Regan: Why am I my Brother's Keeper?
10. T. M. Scanlon: Reasons: A Puzzling Duality?
11. Samuel Scheffler: Projects, Relationships, and Reasons
12. Seana Valentine Shiffrin: Egalitarianism, Choice-Sensitivity, and Accomodation
13. Michael Stocker: Raz on the Intelligibility of Bad Acts
14. Michael Thompson: What is it to Wrong Someone? A Puzzle about Justice
15. R. Jay Wallace: The Rightness of Acts and the Goodness of Lives