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Fact and Value

Essays on Ethics and Metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson

Edited by Alex Byrne, Robert C. Stalnaker and Ralph Wedgwood

A diverse collection of essays, which reflect the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work.

A Bradford Book

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A diverse collection of essays, which reflect the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work.

The diversity of topics discussed in this book reflects the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work. Throughout her long career at MIT, Thomson's straightforward approach and emphasis on problem-solving have shaped philosophy in significant ways. Some of the book's contributions discuss specific moral and political issues such as abortion, self-defense, the rights and obligations of prospective fathers, and political campaign finance. Other contributions concern the foundations of moral theory, focusing on hedonism, virtue ethics, the nature of nonconsequentialism, and the objectivity of moral claims. Finally, contributions in metaphysics and epistemology discuss the existence of sets, the structures reflected in conditional statements, and the commitments of testimony.

Contributors Jonathan Bennett, Richard L. Cartwright, Joshua Cohen, N. Ann Davis, Catherine Z. Elgin, Gilbert Harman, Barbara Herman, Frances Myrna Kamm, Claudia Mills, T.M. Scanlon, Ernest Sosa

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262024983 248 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 2 illus.

Paperback

$19.50 X | £14.99 ISBN: 9780262525626 248 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 2 illus.

Editors

Alex Byrne

Alex Byrne is Professor of Philosophy at MIT and the coeditor of Fact and Value: Essays on Ethics and Metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson (2001) and Readings on Color, volumes 1 and 2 (1997), all published by the MIT Press.

Robert C. Stalnaker

Robert C. Stalnaker is a professor in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.

Ralph Wedgwood

Ralph Wedgwood is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.