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Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

R. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman


A collection of fifteen new papers on themes from the philosophy of T. M. Scanlon. The contributions include discussions of issues in metaethics and the theory of value (reasons and reasoning, valuing, desire and action); normative ethics (contractualism, aggregation, promising, tolerance); political philosophy (conservatism, global justice, freedom of expression, distribution), and the theory of responsibility (psychopathy, blame, and opprobrium). Contributors: Christine M. Korsgaard, Samuel Scheffler, Niko Kolodny, Michael Smith, Pamela Hieronymi, Rahul Kumar, Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Angel ... More

Keywords: Scanlon, reason, value, action, contractualism, aggregation, promising, tolerance, conservatism, global justice, free speech, distribution, responsibility, blame

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199753673
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Jay Wallace, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Rahul Kumar, editor
Queen's University, Canada

Samuel Freeman, editor
University of Pennsylvania

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Part One Reason, Value, and Desire

1 The Activity of Reason*

Christine M. Korsgaard

2 Valuing

Samuel Scheffler

3 Aims as Reasons*

Niko Kolodny

Part Two Ethical Themes: Contractualism, Promissory Obligation, and Tolerance

Part Three Political Themes: Conservatism, Justice, and Public Reason

Part Four Responsibility

End Matter