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G. E. Moore's Ethical Theory Resistance and Reconciliation

ISBN-10: 0521037824

ISBN-13: 9780521037822

Edition: 2007

Authors: Brian Hutchinson

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This is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of G. E. Moore, the most important English-speaking ethicist of the 20th century. Moore's ethical project, set out in his seminal text the Principia Ethica is to preserve common moral insight from skepticism and, in effect, persuade his readers to accept the objective character of goodness. Brian Hutchinson explores Moore's arguments in detail, showing Moore's ethical work to be much richer and more sophisticated than his critics have acknowledged.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: irony, navetF and Moore
Simplicity, indefinability, non-naturalness
Good's non-naturalness
The paradox of ethics and its resolution
The status of ethics: dimming the future and brightening the past
The origin of the awareness of good and the theory of common sense
Moore's argument against egoism
The diagnosis of egoism and the consequences of its rejection
Moore's practical and political philosophy
Moore's cosmic conservatism
Cosmic conservatism II
Bibliography
Index