Originally published in 1921, updated in 1932 and re-issued in 1966 with an introduction by Stephan Körner, this book remains a classic introduction to the study of ethics. It clearly explains both the Aristotelian and the Kantian approach to ethical problems, by combining the advantages of a historical and systematic introduction. Much of the book is devoted to Aristotle and Kant, whose moral theories are important and who are influential forces in contemporary moral philosophy.
Table of Contents
1. What is Moral Philosophy? Part 1: Kant The Good in Itself 2. Kant and the Metaphysic of Morals (1) 3. Kant and the Metaphysic of Morals (2) 4. and the Metaphysic of Morals: Criticism 5. The Kantian Fallacy in Other Forms Part 2: Aristotle and the Good as Purpose 6. Aristotle and the Ethics (1) 7. Aristotle and the Ethics (2) 8. Aristotle and the Ethics (3) 9. Aristotle and the Ethics: Criticism Part 3: Towards a Constructive Theory 10. The Characteristics of Desire 11. The Desire for the Good 12. The Nature of the Ideal 13. Reason and Feeling 14. Some Minor Problems 15. Ethics and Metaphysics 16. Moral Theory and Moral Practice (1) 17. Moral Theory and Moral Practice (2)
G. C. Field