Moore on Right and Wrong: The Normative Ethics of G.E. Moore by W.H. Shaw PDF

By W.H. Shaw

ISBN-10: 0792332237

ISBN-13: 9780792332237

ISBN-10: 9048144892

ISBN-13: 9789048144891

G.E. Moore's paintings formed 20th century ethics. yet whereas his metaethical doctrines have visible a long time of dialogue, little consciousness has been paid to his normative thought. but Moore broke clean and demanding flooring in elaborating an oblique, subtle, and non-hedonistic type of utilitarianism. Moore on correct and Wrong is a severe reconstruction and exposition of this ignored aspect of his moral proposal. It situates his normative ethics with admire to conventional utilitarianism and assesses Moore's case for consequentialism. the ultimate chapters discover intimately the implications of Moore's conception for person ethical behavior -- in specific, his denial of self-evident ethical principles; his skepticism approximately wisdom of one's responsibility; his try to determine the validity of yes ethical principles; and his account of what ethical brokers may still do in events the place such principles follow and in occasions the place they do no longer.

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