"Readers will be struck anew by the depth and integrity of Frankfurt's thought, as well as the sheer delight of his prose. While many will disagree sharply with Frankfurt's insistence that autonomy arises from volitional necessities that define the essential natures of persons, they will find that, like me, they cannot help but care about his work." Ethics
One of the most influential of contemporary philosophers, Harry Frankfurt has made major contributions to the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and the study of Descartes. This collection of essays complements an earlier, successful collection published by Cambridge, The Importance of What We Care About. They deal in general with foundational metaphysical and epistemological issues concerning Descartes, moral philosophy, philosophical anthropology, political philosophy, and religion. A hallmark of Frankfurt's work is his crisp and incisive style, which means that these essays should appeal to a wide range of philosophers and to readers in neighboring disciplines with philosophical interests.