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Constitution of Agency Essays on Practical Reason and Moral Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0199552746

ISBN-13: 9780199552740

Edition: 2008

Authors: Christine M. Korsgaard

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Christine M. Korsgaard is one of today's leading moral philosophers: this volume collects ten influential papers by her on practical reason and moral psychology. Korsgaard draws on the work of important figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hume, showing howtheir ideas can inform the solution of contemporary and traditional philosophical problems, such as the foundations of morality and practical reason, the nature of agency, and the role of the emotions in action.In Part 1, The Principles of Practical Reason , Korsgaard defends the view that the principles of practical reason are constitutive principles of action. By governing our actions in accordance…    
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Part One: The Principles of Practical Reason 1. The Normativity of Instrumental Reason 2. The Myth of Egoism 3. Self-Constitution in the Ethics of Plato and Kant Part Two: Moral Virtue and Moral Psychology 4. Aristotle's Function Argument 5. Aristotle on Function and Virtue 6. From Duty and for the Sake of the Noble: Kant and Aristotle on Morally Good Action 7. Acting for a Reason Part Three: Other Reflections 8. Taking the Law into Our Own Hands: Kant on the Right to Revolution 9. The General Point of View: Love and Moral Approval in Hume's Ethics 10. Realism and Constructivism in 20th Century Moral Philosophy