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Self-Determination: The Ethics of Action, Volume 1

Thomas Pink


This book on self-determination and a companion second volume on normativity, The Ethics of Action: Normativity, will examine the significance of action within ethics. How does action and omission—what we do or omit doing—matter in morality? Does action have a special moral importance of its own? Or, as Hume and others have thought, is action of no independent significance in its own right, but simply a sign and expression of what really does matter, such as our motivation and character? And is there a special kind of moral standard, such as obligation or duty, that applies only to actions and ... More

Keywords: action, freedom, power, reason, motivation, responsibility, self-determination, Hobbes, Hume

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199272754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Pink, author
Department of Philosophy, King's College London