The Philosophy of Luck

2016.09.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Duncan Pritchard and Lee John Whittington (eds.), The Philosophy of Luck, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 224pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.09.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Duncan Pritchard and Lee John Whittington (eds.), The Philosophy of Luck, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 224pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781119030577. Reviewed by Rik Peels, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam The notion of luck plays a crucial role in various areas in philosophy: there is, among other things, the concept of epistemic luck in different accounts of knowledge, the theory of moral luck in ethics, the notion of just desert in political philosophy, and all sorts of issues regarding the relation between luck and causation in metaphysics. As far as I know, this is the first edited volume to cover the notion of luck -- especially its nature -- in various subdisciplines in philosophy. One of the volume's key virtues is that it recognizes that the nature of luck -- exactly what luck is -- is crucial to many of these debates. It brings together and provides various new views on exactly what luck is... Read. . .

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