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Conversations on Ethics (Paperback)

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Can we trust our intuitive judgments of right and wrong? Are moral judgements objective? What reason do we have to do what is right and avoid doing what is wrong? In Conversations on Ethics, Alex Voorhoeve elicits answers to these questions from eleven outstanding philosophers and social scientists:



Ken Binmore

Philippa Foot

Harry Frankfurt

Allan Gibbard

Daniel Kahneman

Frances Kamm

Alasdair MacIntyre

T. M. Scanlon

Peter Singer

David Velleman

Bernard Williams



The exchanges are direct, open, and sharp, and give a clear account of these thinkers' core ideas about ethics. They also provide unique insights into their intellectual development - how they became interested in ethics, and how they conceived the ideas for which they became famous.



Conversations on Ethics will engage anyone interested in moral philosophy.

Alex Voorhoeve is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the London School of Economics. He has written on ideals of equality and responsibility, on well-being, and on the theory of rational choice. His articles have appeared in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Economics and Philosophy, and The Journal of Political Philosophy, among others.

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