Shaping the Normative Landscape is bound to shape the philosophical landscape, by contributing to particular philosophical debates and by introducing a new and exciting proposal about how we should understand our normative environment. (Alida Liberman, Ethics)
Shaping the Normative Landscape does two important things. First, it shows how these two general approaches can be reconciled. Second, it shows that some intractable difficulties across a wide range of normative phenomena have both an underlying unity and elegant solution. More importantly, the solution itself is intuitively appealing. (Erin Taylor, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
Changes one's view of an important subject. (Allan Gibbard, The Times Literary Supplement)
ambitious, instructive and sophisticated (Gerald Lang, Analysis)
About the Author
David Owens is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading. He is the author of two previous books: Causes and Coincidences (Cambridge 1992) and Reason Without Freedom (Routledge 2000). He has held visiting appointments at Yale University, Oxford University, Sydney University, London University, and at the Catholic University of Lublin.