Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

by Bernard Williams

Paperback, 1986

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Harvard University Press (1986), 244 pages

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LibraryThing member jpsnow
Bernard William gets at the core of the issue, while still covering the basics of both utilitarian and relativist thoughts. His thesis is skepticism that there can be a universal basis for ethics, but that the arguments most commonly involved do form the basis for each individual to adopt a consistent approach. He also separates ethics from morals, for which the latter usually assumes some basis of tradition or collectivism and carries some degree of obligation. I especially enjoyed his introduction to the classical perspective -- the search for "how should one live?"… (more)

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English

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