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Audi, Robert 1941-

Works: 61 works in 430 publications in 3 languages and 19,818 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B41, 103
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Most widely held works by Robert Audi
The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy by Robert Audi( Book )

78 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 4,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features essays about major and minor philosophers; surveys all the subdisciplines of philosophy, such as ethics, religion, epistemology, and logic; and includes brief definitions of philosophically important terms. Arranged alphabetically with cross-references
Moral knowledge and ethical character by Robert Audi( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unified collection of published and unpublished papers by Robert Audi which present a wide-ranging position in moral epistemology and a related account of reasons for action and their bearing on the justification of moral judgments and the structure of moral character
The architecture of reason the structure and substance of rationality by Robert Audi( )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sets out a theory of rationality applicable to both practical and theoretical reason. Audi explains the role of experience in grounding rationality, delineates the structure of central elements and attacks the egocentric view of rationality
The good in the right a theory of intuition and intrinsic value by Robert Audi( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents the most comprehensive account to date of an important but widely contested approach to ethics--intuitionism, the view that there is a plurality of moral principles, each of which we can know directly. Robert Audi casts intuitionism in a form that provides a major alternative to the more familiar ethical perspectives (utilitarian, Kantian, and Aristotelian). He introduces intuitionism in its historical context and clarifies--and improves and defends--W.D. Ross's influential formulation. Bringing Ross out from under the shadow of G.E. Moore, he puts a reconstructed versio
Epistemology : a contemporary introduction to the theory of knowledge by Robert Audi( Book )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is concerned with how we know what we do, what justifies us in believing what we do, and what standards of evidence we should use in seeking truths about the world and human experience. This comprehensive book introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding knowledge. It aims to reach students who have already done an introductory philosophy course and general readers in epistemology at any level." "Robert Audi's approach is new and exciting, drawing the reader into the rich and fascinating subfields and theories of the subject in a natural way, guided by key concrete examples."--Jacket
Religious commitment and secular reason by Robert Audi( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many religious people are alarmed about features of the current age - violence in the media, a pervasive hedonism, a marginalization of religion, and widespread abortion. These concerns influence politics, but just as there should be a separation between church and state, so should there be a balance between religious commitments and secular arguments calling for social reforms. Robert Audi offers a principle of secular rationale, which does not exclude religious grounds for action but which rules out restricting freedom except on grounds that any rational citizen would accept. The book describes the essential commitments of free democracy, explains how religious and secular moral considerations can be integrated to facilitate co-operation in a world of religious pluralism, and proposes ideals of civic virtue that express the mutual respect on which democracy depends. Audi offers a balanced and sophisticated treatment of the relations between religion and politics in a modern, secular society
Religion in the public square : the place of religious convictions in political debate by Robert Audi( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vigorous debate between two distinguished philosophers presents two views on a topic of worldwide importance: the role of religion in politics. Audi argues that citizens in a free democracy should distinguish religious and secular considerations and give them separate though related roles. Wolterstorff argues that religious elements are both appropriate in politics and indispensable to the vitality of a pluralistic democracy. Each philosopher first states his position in detail, then responds to and criticizes the opposing viewpoint. Written with engaging clarity, Religion in the Public S
Rationality, religious belief, and moral commitment : new essays in the philosophy of religion( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is unified by three broad concerns: the rationality of belief in God, the relation between religion and morality, and the explication of the concept of God. The essays are, however, marked by diversity. Some focus on historical figures, such as Aquinas and Locke; others bring recent epistemological and metaphysical developments to bear on problems of religious belief. Some of the papers explore neglected issues central to religious practice, such as the question of how total devotion to God can permit other deep commitments; others apply philosophical distinctions from within a religious tradition, for example, in setting out a Christian approach to the problem of evil
Moral value and human diversity by Robert Audi( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short and accessible book is designed for those learning about the search for ethical rules that can apply despite cultural differences. Robert Audi looks at several such attempts: Aristotle, Kant; Mill; and the movement known as "common-sense" ethics associated with W.D. Ross. He shows how each attempt grew out of its own time and place, yet has some universal qualities that can be used for an ethical framework. This is a short, accessible treatment of a major topic in ethics by a senior and highly-respected figure."--Jacket
Practical reasoning by Robert Audi( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic authority and the separation of church and state by Robert Audi( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text clarifies the relation between religion and ethics articulates principles governing religion in politics, and outlines a theory of civic virtue. It frames institutional principles to guide governmental policies toward religion and counterpart standards to guide individual citizens
Practical reasoning and ethical decision by Robert Audi( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision presents an account of practical reasoning as a process that can explain action, connect reasoning with intention, justify practical judgments, and provide a basis for ethical decisions."--Jacket
Violence; award winning essays in the Council for Philosophical Studies competition( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of justification by Robert Audi( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers (including three completely new ones) by one of the foremost philosophers in epistemology transcends two of the most widely misunderstood positions in philosophy--foundationalism and coherentism. Audi proposes a distinctively moderate, internalist foundationalism that incorporates some of the virtues of both coherentism and reliabilism. He develops important distinctions between positive and negative epistemic dependence, substantively and conceptually naturalistic theories, dispositional beliefs and dispositions to believe, episodically and structurally inferential beliefs, first and second order internalism, and rebutting as opposed to refuting skepticism. These contrasts are applied not only to rational belief, but to rational action and the rationality of desires and intentions. The overall position is a pluralist, moderately rationalistic, internalist theory of justification and a partly externalist conception of knowledge. However, by virtue of offering a theory of rationality as well as an account of knowledge and justified belief, it will interest philosophers of ethics, science, and the social sciences and teachers and students of epistemology
Moral perception by Robert Audi( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We can see a theft, hear a lie, and feel a stabbing. These are morally important perceptions. But are they also moral perceptions--distinctively moral responses? In this book, Robert Audi develops an original account of moral perceptions, shows how they figure in human experience, and argues that they provide moral knowledge. He offers a theory of perception as an informative representational relation to objects and events. He describes the experiential elements in perception, illustrates moral perception in relation to everyday observations, and explains how moral perception justifies moral judgments and contributes to objectivity in ethics. Moral perception does not occur in isolation. Intuition and emotion may facilitate it, and be elicited by it. Audi explores the nature and variety of intuitions and their relation to both moral perception and emotion, providing the broadest and most refined statement to date of his widely discussed intuitionist view in ethics. He also distinguishes several kinds of moral disagreement and assesses the challenge it poses for ethical objectivism. Philosophically argued but interdisciplinary in scope and interest, Moral perception advances our understanding of central problems in ethics, moral psychology, epistemology, and the theory of the emotions
Action, intention, and reason by Robert Audi( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Audi develops a general theory of action ranging from the nature of action and action-explanation to free and rational action. Eleven of the chapters were previously published. They include such well-known contributions to the philosophy of action as "The Concept of Wanting"(1973), "Intending" (1973), "Moral Responsibility, Freedom, and Compulsion" (1974), and "Acting for Reasons" (1986), and some more recent papers the influence of which is already being felt: "Self-Deception and Practical Reasoning" (1989), "Weakness of Will and Rational Action" (1990), "An Internalist Conception of Rational Action" (1990), and "Responsible Action and Virtuous Character"(1 991). Two chapters a renew essays: "Volition and Agency" and "Modalities of Knowledge and Freedom". An introductory essay presents an overview of Audi's position on action and situates the various chapters in a broader context. The volume divides into four main parts. Part 1 develops an account of the basic concepts featured in intentionalistic explanations of action and in familiar theories of the nature of action. Part 2 employs these concepts in developing a theory of the explanation of action. In the light of this theoretical background, part 3 defends a compatibilist view of freedom and moral responsibility (including responsibility for one's character), and (in a single chapter) sketches accounts of practical reasoning and of self-deception in preparation or an argument that actions promoted by self-deceptive practical reasoning may nevertheless be both free and rational. Finally, part 4 advances a view of rationality and rational action. -- from (May 26, 2011)
Rationality and religious commitment by Robert Audi( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can it be rational to be religious? Robert Audi gives a persuasive positive answer through an account of rationality and a rich, nuanced understanding of what religious commitment means. It is not just a matter of belief, but of emotions and attitudes such as faith and hope, of one's outlook on the world and of commitment to live in certain ways
Business ethics and ethical business by Robert Audi( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the thought-provoking field of business ethics. It is organized into three parts that cover the role of business in society, the ethics of internal management, and the challenges of international business
Belief, justification, and knowledge : an introduction to epistemology by Robert Audi( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemology contemporary readings( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audi, Robert

Audi, Robert N. 1941-

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Moral knowledge and ethical characterThe architecture of reason the structure and substance of rationalityThe good in the right a theory of intuition and intrinsic valueEpistemology : a contemporary introduction to the theory of knowledgeReligious commitment and secular reasonReligion in the public square : the place of religious convictions in political debateMoral value and human diversityDemocratic authority and the separation of church and state