Practical Conflicts: New Philosophical Essays

Practical Conflicts: New Philosophical Essays

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Peter Baumann
Cambridge University Press, 4/8/2004
EAN 9780521012102, ISBN10: 0521012104

Hardcover, 354 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

Practical conflicts pervade human life. Agents have many different desires, goals, and commitments, all of which can come into conflict with each other. How can practical reasoning help to resolve these practical conflicts? In this collection of essays a distinguished roster of philosophers analyse the diverse forms of practical conflict. Their aim is to establish an understanding of the sources of these conflicts, to investigate the challenge they pose to an adequate conception of practical reasoning, and to assess the degree to which that challenge can be met. These essays will serve as a major resource for students of philosophy but will also interest students and professionals in related fields of the social sciences such as psychology, political science, sociology and economics.

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.