Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome

2016.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Iwao Hirose and Andrew Reisner (eds.), Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome, Oxford University
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2016.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Iwao Hirose and Andrew Reisner (eds.), Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome, Oxford University Press, 2015, 255pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684908. Reviewed by Barry Maguire, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This volume honouring John Broome on his retirement from Oxford consists mainly of papers on two themes, written by an illustrious group of friends and former students. One theme is the relationship between individual good and overall good. The other theme is Broome's work on reasons, explanation, and ought. Among outliers, one chapter by renowned economist and philosopher Geoffrey Brennan makes an important point about interdisciplinary methodology. The contributions are rather varied in length and quality. Theorists with a serious interest in one or other of these themes would benefit from closely studying many of them. In the opening chapter, Brennan urges. . .

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