Life and Action: Elementary Structures of Practice and Practical Thought




Author: Michael Thompson
Type: eBook
Date Released: 2008
Format: pdf
Language: English
Page Count: 240
Isbn10 Code: 067401670X
Isbn13 Code: 9780674033962


Review Thompson's work does not build on the foundation of some given literature. It lays the foundation. Of course, his thought rests on the history of the subject, but not in the way that it takes something for granted, treats something as established elsewhere. This explains the stunning originality of Thompson's work. Each of his essays reveals possibilities for thought unknown to the contemporary literature. It is not audacious to predict that Thompson will be the leading figure in moral philosophy over the next twenty years, and this far beyond the confines of Anglophone philosophy. --Sebastian R