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An Introduction to Ethics

1st Edition

By William Lillie


350 pages

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Hardback: 9780367477127
pub: 2020-06-01
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Originally published in 1948, and reprinted in 1955 and updated in 1961, this book is a straightforward account of moral philosophy for students. It discusses comprehensively the contributions made by 20th Century moralists, both in terms of the interpretation of their predecessors and original ethical speculation.


‘…(the book contains) a wealth of interesting and sensible examples. I shall unhesitatingly recommend (it) to first-year students…’ Adult Education

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Ethics 2. The Psychology of Moral Action 3. The Development of Morality 4. The Psychology of the Moral Judgement 5. The Development of Ethical Theory 6. Relative, Subjective and Naturalistic Theories of the Moral Standard 7. The Standard as Given by Intuition 8. The Standard as Law 9. The Standard as Pleasure 10. The Standard as Determined by Evolution 11. The Standard as Perfection 12. The Standard as Value 13. Theory and Practice 14. The Individual and Society 15. Rights and Duties 16. Virtue 17. Ethics, Metaphysics and Religion 18. The Language of Ethics

About the Author

William Lillie

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ethics

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Subject Categories

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