Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

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For close to forty years now T.M. Scanlon has been one of the most important contributors to moral and political philosophy in the Anglo-American world. Through both his writing and his teaching, he has played a central role in shaping the questions with which research in moral and political philosophy now grapples. Reasons and Recognition brings together fourteen new papers on an array of topics from the many areas to which Scanlon has made path-breaking contributions, each of which develops a distinctive and independent position while critically engaging with central themes from Scanlon's own work in the area. Contributors include well-known senior figures in moral and political philosophy as well as important younger scholars whose work is just beginning to gain wider recognition. Taken together, these papers make evident the scope and lasting interest of Scanlon's contributions to moral and political philosophy while contributing to a deeper understanding of the issues addressed in his work.This is a reasonable caution, but one thing moral and legal practice share, I have contended, is the notion of accountability, where this goes beyond the weaker kind of a€œanswerabilitya€ that applies to rational criticism in general. Let me observe anbsp;...


Title:Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon
Author:R. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, Samuel Freeman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-08-18
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