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 1. On Defining ‘Moral’ 2. What Morality Is Not 3. MacIntyre on Defining Morality 4. Critical notice of R. M. Hare’s Freedom and Reason 5. Two concepts of Morality 6. Morality and Importance 7. Social Morality and Individual Ideal 8. Definition of a Moral Judgement 9. The Concept of Morality 10. Moral Arguments 11. The Moral Point of View 12. Modern Moral philosophy 13. Morality and Advantage