Practical Knowledge: Selected Essays

2017.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kieran Setiya, Practical Knowledge: Selected Essays, Oxford University Press, 2017, 308pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kieran Setiya, Practical Knowledge: Selected Essays, Oxford University Press, 2017, 308pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190462925. Reviewed by Hallvard Lillehammer, Birkbeck, University of London This book is a collection of twelve essays, originally published between 2004 and 2014, preceded by a substantial and explanatory introduction. The topics are the nature of intentional action; the relationship between the reasons for which agents do and ought to act; and the nature of their first-personal knowledge of the intentions and reasons for which they do act. The scope of the essays is the intersection of action theory and ethics, broadly understood. The content partly overlaps with and partly complements work previously published by the author in his Reasons without Rationalism (2007) and Knowing Right from Wrong (2012). The result is a complex tapestry of interrelated claims about what it is for agents to act. . .

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