Christine M. Korsgaard presents an account of the foundation of practical reason and moral obligation, based on a new theory of action and interaction. She proposes that the function of an action is to constitute the agency and therefore the identity of the person who does it, and that only morally good action can serve this function. - ;Christine M. Korsgaard presents an account of the foundation of practical reason and moral obligation. Moral philosophy aspires to understand the fact that human actions, unlike the actions of the other animals, can be morally good or bad, right or wrong. Few
Contents; Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Works; Preface; 1. Agency and Identity; 2. The Metaphysics of Normativity; 3. Formal and Substantive Principles of Reason; 4. Practical Reason and the Unity of the Will; 5. Autonomy and Efficacy; 6. Expulsion from the Garden: The Transition to Humanity; 7. The Constitutional Model; 8. Defective Action; 9. Integrity and Interaction; 10. How to be a Person; Bibliography; Index
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