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Practical Conflicts

Practical Conflicts
New Philosophical Essays

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Monika Betzler, Peter Baumann, J. David Velleman, Christine M. Korsgaard, Henry S. Richardson, Ruth Chang, Isaac Levi, Joseph Raz, Nicholas White, Alfred R. Mele, Peter Schaber, Jon Elster, Barbara Guckes
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  • Date Published: January 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521012102

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  • Practical conflicts pervade human life because different desires, goals, and commitments may conflict with each other. How can practical reasoning help to resolve these practical conflicts? A distinguished group of philosophers analyzes the diverse forms of practical conflict in this collection of new essays. Their aim is to identify the sources of these conflicts, investigate the challenge they pose to a conception of practical reasoning, and assess the degree to which that challenge can be met.

    • Key topic in philosophy
    • Distinguished contributors including David Velleman, Christine Korsgaard, Henry Richardson, Isaac Levi, Joseph Raz, Alfred Mele and Jon Elster
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    • Date Published: January 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521012102
    • length: 354 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: varieties of practical conflict and the scope of practical reason Monika Betzler and Peter Baumann
    2. Willing the law J. David Velleman
    3. The myth of egoism Christine M. Korsgaard
    4. Thinking about conflicts of desire Henry S. Richardson
    5. Putting together morality and well-being Ruth Chang
    6. The second worst in practical conflict Isaac Levi
    7. Personal practical conflicts Joseph Raz
    8. Sources of practical conflicts and reasons for regret Monika Betzler
    9. Conflicting values and conflicting virtues Nicholas White
    10. Involvement and detachment: A paradox of practical reason Peter Baumann
    11. Outcomes of internal conflicts in the sphere of akrasia and self-control Alfred R. Mele
    12. Are there insolvable moral conflicts? Peter Schaber
    13. Moral dilemmas of transitional justice Jon Elster
    14. Do conflicts make us free? Barbara Guckes.

  • Editors

    Peter Baumann, University of Aberdeen

    Monika Betzler, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany


    Monika Betzler, Peter Baumann, J. David Velleman, Christine M. Korsgaard, Henry S. Richardson, Ruth Chang, Isaac Levi, Joseph Raz, Nicholas White, Alfred R. Mele, Peter Schaber, Jon Elster, Barbara Guckes

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