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Resisting the avalanche

Bernard Williams, 6 June 1985

Ordinary Vices 
by Judith Shklar.
Harvard, 168 pp., £14.95, October 1984, 0 674 64175 2
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by Ronald Milo.
Princeton, 273 pp., £24.70, September 1984, 0 691 06614 0
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... work to ‘political theory’, Judith Shklar implies that it is not, or not simply, philosophy. Ronald Milo’s book illustrates in this respect, as in others, her wisdom. Immorality is a competently argued, and hence all the more depressing, example of Anglo-American moral philosophy at its most arid. As is often the case in this subject, it argues ...

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