Philip Pettit : five themes from his work


Philip Pettit : five themes from his work

Simon Derpmann, David P. Schweikard, editors

(Münster lectures in philosophy, v. 1)

Springer, c2016

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This volume documents the 16th Munster Lectures in Philosophy and examines five themes that are prominent in the work of philosopher and political theorist Philip Pettit. These themes are: Epistemology and Semantics, Philosophy of Mind, Consequentialism, Group Agency, and Republicanism.The book provides insight into Pettit's work and demonstrates the central role his work plays in a number of contemporary philosophical debates. Pettit's contributions to the philosophy of mind and action, rational choice theory, the philosophy of the social sciences, as well as metaethics, normative ethics and political philosophy are main points of reference, and have advanced ongoing and initiated new discussions. The book shows that a striking feature of Pettit's work has been the depth of his analyses and arguments regarding individual topics - ranging from rule-following to free will, from group agency to social ontology and the methodology of the social sciences, from a defense of consequentialism to the revival of the republican tradition in the theory of democracy and to value theory, but also their systematic overall coherence.The book contains Pettit's lecture "Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods", nine critical papers on Pettit's philosophy, and a reply article entitled "Self-Defense on Five Fronts: A Reply to My Commentators".


Part I. Lecture.- Chapter 1. Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods (Philip Pettit).- Part II. Colloquium.- Chapter 2. Rule-Following And A Priori-Biconditionals - A Sea Of Tears? (Amrei Bahr, Markus Seidel).- Chapter 3. Pettit's Mixed Causal Descriptivism: Feeling Blue (Amrei Bahr, Bianca Husing, Jan G. Michel).- Chapter 4. Discovering the Properties of `Qualia' in Pettit's Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness (Jonas Dessouky, Tobias Peters).- Chapter 5. Playing Pong with the Mind? Pettit's Program Model and Mental Causation (Kim Joris Bostrom, Gordon Leonhard, Lisa Steinmetz).- Chapter 6. Notes on Pettit's Concept of Orthonomy (Julia Belz, Alexa Nossek).- Chapter 7. Two Problems of Value-Monistic Consequentialism in Philip Pettit's Theory of Criminal Justice (Tim Grafe, Tobias Hachmann, Michael Sabuga).- Chapter 8. Indirect Consequentialism and Moral Psychology (Anna M. Blundell, Simon Derpmann, Konstantin Schnieder, Ricarda Spieker).- Chapter 9. What is the Foundation of Pettit's Non-Redundant Realism about Group Agents? (Dominik Duber, Nadine Mooren, Tim Rojek).- Chapter 10. Pluralism Across Domains (David P. Schweikard).- Chapter 11. Which Liberalism, which Republicanism? Constructing Traditions of Political Thought with Pettit (Sven Luders, Johannes Muller).- Chapter 12. Focussing on the Eyeball Test: A Problematic Testing Device in Philip Pettit's Theory of Justice (Frieder Bogner, Jorn Elgert, Carolyn Iselt).- Part III. Reply Essay.- Chapter 13. Self-Defense on Five Fronts: A Reply to my Commentators (Philip Pettit).

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