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Ethics : the nature of moral philosophy

Author: G E Moore; William H Shaw
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: British moral philosophers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"G.E. Moore was a central figure in twentieth-century philosophy. Along with Russell and Wittgenstein, he pioneered analytic philosophy, and his Principia Ethica shaped the contours of twentieth-century ethics. Indeed, until the publication of Rawls's A Theory of Justice, no single book in moral philosophy was to equal Principia's influence. Unfortunately, however, Principia Ethica has so dominated critical
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G E Moore; William H Shaw
ISBN: 0199272018 9780199272013 019927200X 9780199272006
OCLC Number: 60971815
Description: xliii, 174 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Utilitarianism --
Utilitarianism (concluded) --
The objectivity of moral judgements --
The objectivity of moral judgements (concluded) --
Results the test of right and wrong --
Free will --
Intrinsic value.
Series Title: British moral philosophers.
Responsibility: G.E. Moore ; edited by William H. Shaw.
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G E Moore's 1912 work "Ethics" contained detailed discussions of utilitarianism, free will, and the objectivity of moral judgements. This edition includes Moore's essay "The Nature of Moral  Read more...

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