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1st Edition

An Introduction to Ethics

ISBN 9780367509149
Published September 8, 2020 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1966, this introduction to moral philosophy examines the philosophical basis of moral problems and considers some of the crucial arguments that attempt to define or dispense with a moral justification of events. Some of the questions discussed are whether moral rules are justified and whether there is any positive evidence that man has free will.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Pleasure Utilitarianism 3. Ideal Utilitarianism 4. Moral Rules 5. Right, Ought, and Duty 6. The Duty to Think 7. Variations in Moral Belief 8. The Emotive theory 9. Subjectivism and Objectivism 10. Freedom of Choice 11. Punishment 12. Rights and Duties 13. Conclusion

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J. D. Mabbott was President of St. John's College, Oxford.


‘Very clearly, succinctly and freshly written and illustrations are scattered liberally through all its more difficult passages…’ Cambridge Review

‘Clarity and racy style unusual in such books characterize An Introduction to Ethics which is address to those who have read no philosophy and who propose starting a study of philosophy with ethics.’ THES