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An Adventure In Moral Philosophy

1st Edition

By Warner Fite


284 pages

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Hardback: 9780367468545
pub: 2020-06-01
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Originally published in 1926, this book develops the Socratic thesis that morality is intelligence, that morality is not a matter of standards, laws and principles but in knowing what we do – in living self-consciously. The book develops this central theme in its bearings upon logic and science, art and religion and suggests that both intelligence and morality stand for much more than appears first obvious.


Table of Contents

1. Morality – What Is It? 2. The Moral Philosopher 3. The Many Moral Worlds 4. The Logic of the Standard 5. The Motive of Authority 6. The Ordered Society 7. The Unity of the Spirit 8. The Pragmatic Attitude 9. The Wisdom of the Serpent 10. The Beauty of Virtue 11. The Beauty of Knowledge 12. Justification By Knowledge 13. The Enjoyment of Life 14. The Substance of Life 15. The Experience of Truth 16. The Presence of the Divine 17. Poetic Illusion and Poetic Truth

About the Author

Warner Fite was Professor at Princeton University

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ethics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy