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By Mark Jenkins

From his earliest paintings on own identification to his final at the worth of truthfulness, the information and arguments of Bernard Williams - within the metaphysics of personhood, within the historical past of philosophy, yet particularly in ethics and ethical psychology - have proved occasionally arguable, frequently influential, and consistently worthy learning. This publication presents a complete account of Williams's many major contributions to modern philosophy. themes contain own identification, numerous reviews of ethical thought, sensible reasoning and ethical motivation, fact and objectivity, and the relevance of old Greece to trendy existence. It not just positions Williams between those very important philosophical themes, but in addition with reference to the perspectives of alternative philosophers, together with trendy forerunners similar to Hume and Nietzsche and modern thinkers reminiscent of, Nagel, McDowell, MacIntyre and Taylor. The fragmentary nature of Williams's paintings is addressed and ordinary issues and connections inside of his paintings are dropped at light.

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