Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Conversations on Ethics

Conversations on Ethics

by Alex Voorhoeve

(Oxford University Press, 2009)

272 pages


Can we trust our intuitive judgments of right and wrong? Are moral judgements objective? What reason do we have to do what is right and avoid doing what is wrong? In "Conversations on Ethics", Alex Voorhoeve elicits answers to these questions from eleven outstanding philosophers and social scientists. Many of the interviews are published here for the first time.


1: Frances Kamm: In Search of the Deep Structure of Morality
2: Peter Singer: Each of Us Is Just One Among Others
3: Daniel Kahneman: Can We Trust Our Intuitions?
4: Philippa Foot: The Grammar of Goodness
5: Alasdair MacIntyre: The Illusion of Self-Sufficiency
6: Ken Binmore: The Origin of Fairness
7: Allan Gibbard: A Pragmatic Justification of Morality
8: T. M. Scanlon: The Kingdom of Ends on the Cheap
9: Bernard Williams: A Mistrustful Animal
10: Harry Frankfurt: The Necessity of Love
11: David Velleman: Really Seeing Another

Alex Voorhoeve is Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the London School of Economics.

No comments: