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Morality and Action (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) Paperback – January 28, 1994

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 28, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521446961
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521446969
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,529,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Quinn's writings were always the product of lengthy reflection and great care and precision in argument: they are intellectually packed and elegantly written. And they make distinctive contributions at three different levels of moral philosophy: metaethics, moral theory, and applied ethics....I use most of these essays in my own teaching, and they are standard references for those working in the field. Putting them together would create a book of lasting value, which displayed the range and insight of an outstanding moral philosopher." Thomas Nagel

"In reading Quinn's essays, and especially these later papers, we are, I think, clearly witnessing the development of a major figure." The Philosophical Review

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This collection of the most important contributions to moral philosophy and the philosophy of action by a renowned moral philosopher includes the development of his own distinctive moral theory in the discussion of substantial, practical moral issues.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 1999
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This is a wonderful book about ethics. It contains some acute discussion of the metaphysics and epistemology of ethics, and of normative issues like abortion and punishment. But it also includes a sustained and moving attack on "subjective" and economic theories of practical rationality. The final essays in this book are the best: profound relfections on virtue and the good life. Though this is a book of rigorous "analytic" philosophy, it is engagingly human: it may even change the way you live.
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