Reasons, Rights, and Values

2015.10.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Audi, Reasons, Rights, and Values, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 301pp., $34.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107480803.
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2015.10.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Audi, Reasons, Rights, and Values, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 301pp., $34.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107480803. Reviewed by Justin Snedegar, University of St Andrews This book collects eleven of Robert Audi's recent papers, written since 1997, when he published Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character. The essays are helpfully organized into three parts, dealing, respectively, with the theory of reasons, normative ethics, and practical ethics. Though the division makes sense, the three parts also come together to present a unified picture of the normative realm as fundamentally pluralistic and our knowledge of it as due in large part to moral intuition. The essays are further unified in that they all illustrate Audi's characteristic careful and systematic thinking. Perhaps a better word than 'systematic' would be 'comprehensive'. Throughout his career Audi has made invaluable contributions to ethics,. . .

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