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The Definition of Morality

1st Edition

Edited by G. Wallace, A. D. M. Walker


268 pages

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pub: 2020-07-21
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Originally published in 1970, the papers in this volume discuss the essential and defining characteristics of morality and moral issues and examine how moral views differ from political views, moral beliefs from religious beliefs, and moral judgements from aesthetic judgements. Some of the chapters discuss problems of method and shed light on the complex conditions which any successful definition of morality must satisfy. Taken collectively, these papers reflect he wide variety of approaches adopted by contemporary philosophers.


Table of Contents

Introduction G. Wallace and A. D. M. Walker 1. On Defining ‘Moral’ C. H. Whiteley 2. What Morality Is Not Alasdair MacIntyre 3. MacIntyre on Defining Morality W. K. Frankena 4. Critical notice of R. M. Hare’s Freedom and Reason C. C. W. Taylor 5. Two concepts of Morality Neil Cooper 6. Morality and Importance Neil Cooper 7. Social Morality and Individual Ideal P. F. Strawson 8. Definition of a Moral Judgement T. L. S. Sprigge 9. The Concept of Morality W. K. Frankena 10. Moral Arguments Philippa Foot 11. The Moral Point of View Kurt Baier 12. Modern Moral philosophy G. E. M. Anscombe 13. Morality and Advantage D. P. Gauthier

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G. Walker

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ethics

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Subject Categories

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