Bernard Williams was one of the most important philosophers of the past fifty years, but he was also a distinguished critic and essayist with an elegant style and a rare ability to communicate complex ideas to a wide public. This is the first collection of Williamsas popular essays and reviews. Williams writes about a broad range of subjects, from philosophy to science, the humanities, economics, feminism, and pornography. Included are reviews of major books such as John Rawlsas Theory of Justice, Richard Rortyas Consequences of Pragmatism, and Martha Nussbaumas Therapy of Desire. But many of these essays extend beyond philosophy, providing an intellectual tour through the past half century, from C. S. Lewis to Noam Chomsky. No matter the subject, readers see a first-class mind grappling with landmark books in qreal time, q before critical consensus had formed and ossified.Abortion. I want to take up some of the moral and philosophical issues involved in present controversies about ... will say: murder is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being; that is exactly what abortion is; it is therefore wrong.
|Title||:||Essays and Reviews|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2014-01-19|