Good in the Right

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Juli 2005



This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of an important approach to ethics--intuitionism, the view that there is a plurality of moral principles, each of which we can know directly. It casts intuitionism in a form that provides a major alternative to the more familiar ethical perspectives (utilitarian, Kantian, and Aristotelian). Robert Audi introduces intuitionism in its historical context and clarifies--and improves and defends--W. D. Ross's influential formulation. Bringing Ross out from under the shadow of G. E. Moore, he puts a reconstructed version of Rossian intuitionism on the map as a full-scale, plausible contemporary theory.


Preface ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1. Early Twentieth-Century Intuitionism 5 1. Henry Sidgwick:Three Kinds of Ethical Intuitionism 5 2. G. E. Moore as a Philosophical Intuitionist 11 3. H. A. Prichard and the Reassertion of Dogmatic Intuitionism 14 4. C. D. Broad and the Concept of Fittingness 17 5. W. D. Ross and the Theory of Prima Facie Duty 20 6. Intuitions, Intuitionism, and Reflection 32 Chapter 2. Rossian Intuitionism as a Contemporary Ethical Theory 40 1. The Rossian Appeal to Self-Evidence 40 2. Two Types of Self-Evidence 48 3. Resources and Varieties of Moderate Intuitionism 54 4. Disagreement, Incommensurability, and the Charge of Dogmatism 60 5. Intuitive Moral Judgment and Rational Action 68 Chapter 3. Kantian Intuitionism 80 1. The Possibility of Systematizing Rossian Principles 81 2. A Kantian Integration of Intuitionist Principles 83 3. Kantian Intuitionism as a Development of Kantian Ethics 105 4. Between the Middle Axioms and Moral Decision: The Multiple Grounds of Obligation 113 Chapter 4. Rightness and Goodness 121 1. Intrinsic Value and the Grounding of Reasons for Action 122 2. Intrinsic Value and Prima Facie Duty 134 3. The Autonomy of Ethics 149 4. Deontological Constraints and Agent-Relative Reasons 151 5. The Unity Problem for Intuitionist Ethics 157 Chapter 5. Intuitionism in Normative Ethics 161 1. Five Methods in Normative Ethical Reflection 162 2. The Need for Middle Theorems 165 3. Some Dimensions of Beneficence 174 4. Toward a Comprehensive Intuitionist Ethics 177 Conclusion 197 Notes 203 Index 239


Robert Audi is Professor of Philosophy and David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of many books and articles in ethics, including "Practical Reasoning" and "Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character", and is Editor in Chief of "The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy".


"This unique and fascinating endeavor is required reading for anyone interested in intuitionism, in moral epistemology, or, indeed, in ethical theory today."--Jessica Prata Miller, Philosophy in Review
EAN: 9780691123882
ISBN: 0691123888
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University Press Group Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Format: kartoniert
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