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Lato and Aristotle is nearer to the truth of what ethical life is but at the same time recognizes that the modern world makes unparalleled demands on ethical thought He deals with the most thorny uestions in contemporary philosophy and offers new ideas about issues such as relativism objectivity and the possibility of ethical knowledge Williams has written an imaginative ingenious book that calls for philosophers to transcend their self imposed limits and to give full attention to the complexities of the ethical life. Williams does not espouse a contentless ethicsmorality in so far as he emphasizes that positive ethical theory reuires social understanding It reuires this in order to answer uestions about its relations to social life its social or psychological connection with practice Seems that this attitude is in line with the science oriented approach of Wilson's Sociobiology which was published ten years earlier as well as with Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2010 Far palatable than some Libertarian ethics I've been reading

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Ethics and the Limits of PhilosophyBernard Williams is an elouent member of that small but important group of distinguished thinkers who are trying to erase the borders between the experts and all of us who grapple with moral issues in our own lives In this book he delivers a sustained indictment of systematic moral theory from Kant onward and offers a persuasive alternativeKant's ideas involved a view of the self we can no longer accept Modern theories such as utilitarianism and contractualism usually offer criteria that lie outside the self altogeth. ok i didn't read it in one weekend in fact i took two and all of the days in the middle and just a little of this morning whew here's what i've got to saybernard williams wrote beautiful beautiful books of philosophy human books books of ecumenical sweep he addressed himself to the central uestions in analytic ethics but avoided falling victim to the myopia endemic to the analytic project and he managed in addition this most extraordinary thing really i've found nothing to match it or even come close in all of the philosophy i've yet read he writes to account for the common sense while being neither conservative nor patronizing without seeming that is to be motivated unbeknownst to him by fear of radical conclusions andor naive self satisfaction he never seems to lose his sense of the real weight of things for these reasons i forgive him for always taking so long to get to the point and for the point never being uite as clear as one might like

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Free read Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Bernard Williams is an elouent member of that small but important group of distinguished thinkers who are trying to erase the borders between the experts and all of us who grapple with moral issues in our own lives In this book he deEr and this together with an emphasis on system has weakened ethical thought Why should a set of ideas have any special authority over our sentiments just because it has the structure of a theory How could abstract theory help the individual answer the Socratic uestion How should I liveWilliams's goal is nothing less than to reorient ethics toward the individual He accuses modern moral philosophers of retreating to system and deserting individuals in their current social context He believes that the ethical work of P. Although he treats certain historical positions uite shallowly this book is a joy to read and reread I think any secular person who wants to take morality seriously Kantians utilitarians I'm lookin at you will need to deal with the objections raised by this book