Essays and Reviews

1959–2002

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The first collection of popular reviews and essays from distinguished philosopher Bernard Williams

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 Williams's 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 Rawls’s Theory of Justice, Richard Rorty’s Consequences of Pragmatism, and Martha Nussbaum’s 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 "real time," before critical consensus had formed and ossified.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2014
January 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
456
Pages
PUBLISHER
Princeton University Press
SELLER
Princeton University Press
SIZE
7.8
MB

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