By Bernard Williams
With a brand new foreword by way of Jonathan Lear
'Remarkably full of life and enjoyable…It is a really wealthy booklet, containing very good descriptions of various ethical theories, and innumerable and sometimes witty observations on subject matters encountered at the way.' - instances Literary Supplement
Bernard Williams used to be one of many maximum philosophers of his iteration. Ethics and the bounds of Philosophy isn't just generally stated to be his most crucial ebook, but additionally hailed a latest vintage of ethical philosophy. Drawing at the rules of the Greek philosophers, Williams reorients ethics clear of a preoccupation with common ethical theories in the direction of ‘truth, truthfulness and the that means of somebody life’. He explores and displays upon the main tough difficulties in modern philosophy and identifies new rules approximately relevant matters comparable to relativism, objectivity and the potential for moral wisdom.
This variation additionally features a statement at the textual content by means of A.W.Moore.
At the time of his demise in 2003, Bernard Williams used to be hailed by means of the days as 'the awesome ethical thinker of his age.' He taught on the Universities of Cambridge, Berkeley and Oxford and is the writer of many influential books, together with Morality; Descartes: The venture of natural Enquiry (available from Routledge) and Truth and Truthfulness.
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