By Alan Thomas
Книга Bernard Williams Bernard Williams Книги Психология, философия Автор: Alan Thomas Год издания: 2007 Формат: pdf Издат.:Cambridge collage Press Страниц: 238 Размер: 1,5 ISBN: 0521662168 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This quantity offers a scientific assessment and accomplished evaluate of Bernard Williams's contribution to ethical philosophy, a box within which Williams used to be the most influential of up to date philosophers. The seven essays, which have been in particular commissioned for this quantity, research his paintings on ethical objectivity, the character of sensible cause, ethical emotion, the critique of the "morality system," Williams's evaluation of the moral considered the traditional global, and his later adoption of Nietzsche's approach to "genealogy."
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Die Entdeckung des Geistes (Hamburg 1948), trans. T. G. Rosenmeyer, as The Discovery of the Mind in Greek Philosophy and Literature (New York: Dover). Stratton-Lake, Philip (2000). Kant, Duty and Moral Worth, (London: Routledge). Taylor, Charles (1995). “A Most Peculiar Institution,” in Altham and Harrison, (1995), pp. 132–155. Thomas, Alan (2005a). “Maxims and Thick Concepts: Reply to Moore,” presented to the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association. pdf. Thomas, Alan (2005b).
We (human beings) not only inhabit a reality that is there anyway. We also inhabit different social worlds that we have created for ourselves. Part of what it is to inhabit a particular social world is to operate with a particular set of what Williams calls “thick” ethical concepts. ” Examples are the concepts of infidelity, blasphemy, and racism. To apply a thick ethical concept in a given situation, for example to accuse someone of inﬁdelity, is, in part, to evaluate the situation, which characteristically means providing reasons for doing certain things; but it is also to make a judgment that is subject to correction if the situation turns out not to be a certain way, for example, if it turns out that the person who has been 4 5 6 7 Of course, it immediately suggests at least one thing that could reasonably be meant by realism about any given subject matter, namely, the view that that subject matter admits of knowledge.
Child (1994), pp. 61–62. Quine (1990), §§41–42. The quoted material occurs on pp. 96–97. Quine (1990), p. 101. (This analogy, incidentally, is curiously equivocal as far as the dualism of scheme and content is concerned. It can be construed in such a way as to provide further ammunition against the dualism. But it can also be construed in such a way as to provide support for it. Quine himself, as it happens, is not hostile to the dualism: see Quine [1981c]. For criticisms of Quine on this matter see McDowell , Afterword, Pt.
Bernard Williams by Alan Thomas