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The Good Will
A Study in the Coherence Theory of Goodness

ISBN 9781138870888
Published February 5, 2015 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2002. This is Volume X of twelve in the Library of Philosophy series on Ethics. Written in 1927, this book presents a study in the Coherence Theory of Goodness and looks at areas of will and its context, self and self-knowledge, the world and self and develops into the will as immediate and as individual. The book ends on will as both moral and social. It looks at goodness on two main sides The first is that goodness has its roots in the spiritual activity called willing; that it belongs to things, not in themselves, but as objects of some kind of willing. The second is that goodness belongs to the coherent will; that different kinds of goodness, whether in actions or in things, are due to the different kinds of coherence in the will which wills them; and that moral goodness in particular belongs to a will which. is coherent as a member of an all-inclusive, society of coherent wills.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introductory; Part 1 The Will and its Context; Chapter 2 Goodness in Itself; Chapter 3 Self and Self-Knowledge; Chapter 4 The World and the Self; Part 2 The will as Immediate; Chapter 5 Elementary Willing; Chapter 6 The Immediate Good; Part 3 The will as Individual; Chapter 7 Policy; Chapter 8 The Individual Good; Chapter 9 The Individual Good; Part 4 The will as Social; Chapter 10 The Social Will; Chapter 11 The Social Will; Chapter 12 The Good Man; Part 5 The Will as Moral; Chapter 13 Aspects of Goodness; Chapter 14 The Moral Judgement; Chapter 15 Acceptance and Sacrifice; Chapter 16 The Saint and the Divine Society;

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H J Paton Fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford