The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan, Volume 2: Action, Reason, and Value

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University of Chicago Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 314 pages
A major voice in late twentieth-century philosophy, Alan Donagan is distinguished for his theories on the history of philosophy and the nature of morality. The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan, volumes 1 and 2, collect 28 of Donagan's most important and best-known essays on historical understanding and ethics from 1957 to 1991.

Volume 2 addresses issues in the philosophy of action and moral theory. With papers on Kant, von Wright, Sellars, and Chisholm, this volume also covers a range of questions in applied ethics—from the morality of Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to ethical questions in medicine and law.
 

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Contents

Philosophical Progress and the Theory of Action
1
Sellars and
25
Von Wright on Causation Intention and Action
61
Chisholms Theory of Agency 1979
74
Real Human Persons 1990
89
Morality Property and Slavery 1980
107
Is There a Credible Form of Utilitarianism? 1968
132
Informed Consent in Therapy and Experimentation
169
Justifying Legal Practice in the Adversary System
217
The Right Not to Incriminate Oneself 1984
248
What It Is and What
262
Published Works of Alan Donagan
283
Index
291
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