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Reasons and Recognition


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Preface Contributors I. Reason, Value, and Desire 1. The Activity of Reason, Christine M. Korsgaard 2. Valuing, Samuel Scheffler 3. Aims as Reasons, Niko Kolodny 4. Scanlon on Desire and the Explanation of Action, Michael Smith II. Ethical Themes: Contractualism, Promissory Obligation, and Tolerance 5. Of Metaethics and Motivation: The Appeal of Contractualism, Pamela Hieronymi 6. Contractualism on the Shoal of Aggregation, Rahul Kumar 7. Immoral, Conflicting, and Redundant Promises, Seana Valentine Shiffrin 8. The Trouble with Tolerance, Angela M. Smith III. Political Themes: Conservatism, Justice, and Public Reason 9. Rescuing Conservatism: A Defence of Existing Value, G. A. Cohen 10. Global Political Justice and the "Democratic Deficit", Charles R. Beitz 11. Establishment, Exclusion, and Democracy's Public Reason, Joshua Cohen 12. The Significance of Distribution, Aaron James IV. Responsibility 13. The Trouble with Psychopaths, Gary Watson 14. Italian Style, Susan Wolf - Blame 15. Dispassionate Opprobrium: On Blame and the Reactive Sentiments, R. Jay Wallace

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R. Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests extend to all parts of moral philosophy (including its history), and to such allied areas as political philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of action. His publications include Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments, Normativity and the Will, and numerous papers on moral psychology, the theory of practical reason, and the philosophy of responsibility. Rahul Kumar is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Canada. He works in moral and political philosophy. He is the author of Consensualism in Principle and co-editor of Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries as well as several papers on contractualist moral theory. Samuel Freeman is Avalon Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He works in social and political philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of law. His publications include Rawls and Justice and the Social Contract. He edited the Cambridge Companion to Rawls, as well as John Rawls's Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy and his Collected Papers.

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