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The Routledge Handbook of Practical Reason

Edited by: Ruth Chang , Kurt Sylvan

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138195929
eBook ISBN: 9780429266768
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Over the last several decades, questions about practical reason have come to occupy the center stage in ethics and metaethics. The Routledge Handbook of Practical Reason is an outstanding reference source to this exciting and distinctive subject area and is the first volume of its kind. Comprising thirty-six chapters by an international team of contributors, the Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field and is divided into five parts:

  • Foundational Matters
  • Practical Reason in the History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Practical Reason as Action Theory and Moral Psychology
  • Philosophy of Practical Reason as Theory of Practical Normativity
  • The Philosophy of Practical Reason as the Theory of Practical Rationality

The Handbook also includes two chapters by the late Derek Parfit, ?Objectivism about Reasons? and ?Normative Non-Naturalism.?

The Routledge Handbook of Practical Reason is essential reading for philosophy students and researchers in metaethics, philosophy of action, action theory, ethics, and the history of philosophy.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An introduction to the philosophy of practical reason Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Some central questions about practical reason Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Practical reason Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Can reason be practical? Narrow and broad conceptions and capacities Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Practical reason and social practices Download PDF
Chapter  6:  How to be a pragmatist Download PDF
Chapter  7:  What is it to be a rational agent? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Practical reasoning in early Chinese philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Aristotle on deliberation  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Hume’s robust theory of practical reason  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Kant’s approach to the theory of human agency Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Anscombe on acting for reasons Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Three dogmas of agency theory Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Some reflections on the relationship between reason and the will Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Three for the price of two Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The guise of the good Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Motivational internalism and externalism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Emotions in practical reasoning  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Psychopathy, agency, and practical reason Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Practical reason and social science research  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Objectivism about reasons* Objectivism about reasons Derek Parfit Download PDF
Chapter  22:  How to be a subjectivist  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Kantian constructivism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Constitutivism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Reasoning first Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Normative nonnaturalism* Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Non-requiring reasons Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Requirements of reason Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Normative pluralism and skepticism about ‘ought simpliciter’  Download PDF
Chapter  30:  There is no moral ought and no prudential ought  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Practical reason and the second-person standpoint Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The normativity of rationality  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The eclipse of instrumental rationality Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Rationality, regret, and choice over time Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Plan rationality  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Between sophistication and resolution – wise choice Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The norms of practical reasoning Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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