Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

Someone has uploaded a reissue of Bernard Williams’ classic book.

[m]y conclusion is that the demands of the modern world on ethical thought are unprecedented, and the ideas of rationality embodied in most contemporary moral philosophy cannot meet them; but some extension of ancient thought, greatly modified, might be able to do so.

Wanting philosophy to be at once profound and accessible, they resent technicality but are comforted by obscurity.

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