Reconciling Our Aims
In Search of Bases for Ethics
In these three Tanner lectures, distinguished ethical theorist Allan Gibbard explores the nature of normative thought and the bases of ethics. In the first lecture he explores the role of intuitions in moral thinking and offers a way of thinking about the intuitive method of moral inquiry. In the second and third lectures he takes up the kind of substantive ethical inquiry he has described in the first lecture, asking how we might live together on terms that none of us could reasonably reject. The volume also contains an introduction by Barry Stroud, critiques by Michael Bratman, John Broome, and F. M. Kamm, and Gibbard's responses.