Robert Audi is an internationally known contributor to epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of action. He has published books and numerous papers in epistemology, and he lectures widely in epistemology and such related areas as ethical theory and philosophy of action. His epistemological books include “The Structure of Justification” (1993), “The Architecture of Reason” 2001), “Epistemology” (3rd edition, 2010), and “Moral Perception” (2013). His recent books in ethics and political philosophy include “The Good in the Right: A Theory of Intuition and Intrinsic Value” (2004), “Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision” (2006), “Moral Value and Human Diversity” (2007), and “Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State” (2011). Audi is a past president of the American Philosophical Association, a former editor of “The Journal of Philosophical Research”, “Editor-in-Chief of «The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy»” (third edition forthcoming in 2015), and currently John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
This book critically examines philosophical naturalism, evaluates the prospects for naturalizing such normative properties as being a reason, and proposes a theory of action-explanation.