Long claimed to be the dominant conception of practical reason, the Humean theory that reasons for action are instrumental, or explained by desires, is the basis for a range of worries about the objective prescriptivity of morality. As a result, it has come under intense attack in recent decades. A wide variety of arguments have been advanced which purport to show that it is false, or surprisingly, even that it is incoherent. Slaves of the Passions aims to set the record straight, by advancing a version of the Humean theory ...

Slaves of the Passions 2010, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199575725

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Slaves of the Passions 2008, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199299508