Moral Philosophy Of Moore

Moral Philosophy Of Moore

by Robert Sylvester
     
 

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This study of G. E. Moore's work in moral philosophy draws upon a close examination of the early essays that preceded the writing of Principia Ethica in order to ground the author's view that Moore's famous "naturalistic fallacy argument" of Principia has been widely misunderstood. At the time of his death in 1986, Robert Peter Sylvester was in the process of…  See more details below

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This study of G. E. Moore's work in moral philosophy draws upon a close examination of the early essays that preceded the writing of Principia Ethica in order to ground the author's view that Moore's famous "naturalistic fallacy argument" of Principia has been widely misunderstood. At the time of his death in 1986, Robert Peter Sylvester was in the process of preparing this book for publication. That process has been brought to completion by Ray Perkins, Jr., and R. W. Sleeper. Sylvester's reappraisal of the moral philosophy of G. E. Moore argues that criticism of the work of this major twentieth-century British philosopher has been based on misinterpretation of his unified position. He treats Moore's ideas about "What is Good?", "What things are Good?" and "What ought we to do?" as forming a coherent system.

To bring this work up to date since the author's death, the editors have provided a bibliographic essay following each chapter in which recent scholarship is discussed.

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This study of 20th-century British philosopher Moore's work in moral philosophy draws upon a close examination of the early essays that preceded the writing of Principia ethica in order to ground the author's view that Moore's famous Principia has been widely misunderstood. At the time of his death in 1986, Sylvester was in the process of preparing this book for publication. That process has been brought to completion by Ray Perkins, Jr. and R.W. Sleeper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781439901694
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
08/11/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
530 KB

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Robert Peter Sylvester was New England Professor of Philosophy at New England College and previously Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire.

Ray Perkins, Jr., presently associated with the University System of New Hampshire, is a former colleague of Professor Sylvester at New England College.

R. W. Sleeper is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Queens College of the City University of New York.

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