Thinking about Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy

2014.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Bakhurst, Brad Hooker, and Margaret Olivia Little (eds.), Thinking about Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of
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2014.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Bakhurst, Brad Hooker, and Margaret Olivia Little (eds.), Thinking about Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 349pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199604678. Reviewed by Johannes Roessler, University of Warwick This volume comprises fourteen essays about issues from Jonathan Dancy's writings on practical reasons. The essays throw into relief the importance and originality of Dancy's work on an interconnected set of issues, including the explanatory role of practical reasons, the distinction between 'enticing' and 'peremptory' reasons, moral particularism, buck-passing accounts of goodness and/or rightness, and the existence of irreducibly normative properties. It is of course disappointing that the collection is not crowned by a set of replies from Dancy, but to an extent this is compensated for by, on the one hand, Dancy's. . .

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