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The Logic of Commitment

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2018.08.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gary Chartier, The Logic of Commitment, Routledge, 2018, 102pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138301481. Reviewed by Kurt Sylvan, University of Southampton Gary Chartier's Logic of Commitment is the first book-length study of commitment to appear for twenty years (at least under that description).[1] As such it is a welcome addition to the literature on this underexplored topic. And Chartier's angle is distinctive in a way that magnifies the value of his contribution. Best known for a rich body of work in natural law theory and left-libertarian political philosophy, he offers a sidelong perspective on something best discussed in recent years by philosophers of practical reason and moral psychologists. While Chartier's discussion could have been better integrated with that literature in ways I will explain, this shortcoming is matched by the book's strength in complementing... Read More

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