Harry G. Frankfurt (author), Christine Korsgaard (commentary), Michael Bratman (commentary), Meir Dan-Cohen (commentary), Debra Satz (editor), taking ourselves seriously and getting it right [Book Review]

Journal of Value Inquiry 44 (1):117-121 (2010)
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Taking Ourselves Seriously and Getting It Right is written in a manner that is accessible to all. Frankfurt’s arguments are, as usual, clear and persuasive. Korsgaard’s, Bratman’s, and Dan-Cohen’s comments are thought provoking. There are, however, two main areas in which Frankfurt’s arguments need clarification (the notion of wholehearted identification, and the concept of ambivalence), and there are misunderstandings of Frankfurt at work in Korsgaard’s (relationship between the self and the will, and concept of the will for Frankfurt) and Bratman’s (meaning of "necessity" for Frankfurt) comments.

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