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Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002

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Bernard Williams was one of the most important philosophers of the last fifty years. He was a careful and thorough thinker, with well-regarded and thoughtful positions on a number of topics, including politics, ethics, and metaphysics. Until now, it might have gone unnoticed that the care and consistency with which he defended his own philosophical positions also went into the many short essays and reviews which he wrote during his career.

The essays in this volume are far reaching: from religion, abortion, feminism, education, and philosophy. These essays were intended for a wide audience, and so while they reflect the care and thorough treatment of a first rate philosophical mind, they are accessible to the non-specialist.

Much more interesting, however, are the reviews. The titles that Williams reviewed read from a who’s who of late 20th century philosophy. His reviews of Rawls’ Theory of Justice and Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia are relevant today, thirty years after they were written. Find also reviews of Sartre, Martha Nussbaum, CS Lewis, Dawkins, Parfit, Dworkin, Rorty, Putnam, and dozens of others. Reading short reviews of these classic philosophical volumes in such a clear, accessible tone is a great pleasure, and the editors of this volume should be congratulated for making them available in this format.

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Bernard Williams, Michael Wood
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5/5
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Hard
Page Count:
456 pages
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publish Date:
2014-Feb-05
ISBN:
9780691159850
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March 2014
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Publication Date

2014-Feb-05

Format

Hard

Publisher

Princeton University Press

Issue

March 2014

Page Count

456 pages

ASIN

0691159858

ISBN

9780691159850

Star Count

5

Book Author

Bernard Williams, Michael Wood

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