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The Importance of What We Care About


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Preface; Sources; 1. Alternate possibilities and moral responsibility; 2. Freedom of the will and the concept of a person; 3. Coercion and moral responsibility; 4. Three concepts of free action; 5. Identification and externality; 6. The problem of action; 7. The importance of what we care about; 8. What we are mortally responsible for; 9. Necessity and desire; 10. On bullshit; 11. Equality as a moral ideal; 12. Identification and wholeheartedness; 13. Rationality and the unthinkable.

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A collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind, first published in 1988.


'Harry G. Frankfurt is one of the great philosophers of our time. For those who lament that contemporary academic philosophy has become too technical and detached from basic questions of human meaning and value, . . .[On Bullshit is] a breath of fresh air.' Robert George, Princeton University, Princeton Alumni Weekly

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