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Engaging Reason


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Introduction 1: When We Are Ourselves 2: Agency, Reason and the Good 3: Incommensurability and Agency 4: Explaining Normativity: On Rationality and the Justification of Reason 5: Explaining Normativity: Reason and the Will 6: 6. Notes on Objectivity and Value 7: Moral Change and Social Relativism 8: Mixing Values 9: The Value of Practice 10: The Truth in Particularism 11: The Moral Point of View 12: The Amoralist 13: The Central Conflict: Morality and Self-Interest Index

About the Author

Joseph Raz is Professor of the Philosophy of Law at the University of Oxford; and Visiting Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University, New York. Before becoming a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, in 1972 he was Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a visiting professor at Rockefeller University, the Australian National University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Toronto, the University of Southern California, Yale Law School, and the University of Michigan, and a Visiting Mellon Fellow at Princeton University.


`Review from other book by this author Joseph Raz has been since the 1970s a prominent, original, and widely admired contributor to the study of norms, values, and reasons, not just in philosophy but in political and legal theory. This volume displays the power and unity of his thought on these subjects, and will be essential reading for all who work on them .it deserves to be widely read and discussed. ' Jonathan Wolff, THES

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