ISBN : 9780198801528
This is the first full historical study of a key strand in the development of modern moral philosophy. The subject is a school of British ethical theorists from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, including Sidgwick and Moore. Hurka shows what these philosophers thought, how they influenced each other, and how their ideas changed through time.
Preface; Introduction; 1 Minimal Concepts; 2 'Ought' and 'Good'; 3 Kinds of Goodness and Duty; 4 Non-Naturalism; 5 Intuitionism; 6 Moral Truths: Underivative and Derived; 7 Consequentialism vs. Deontology; 8 Act-Consequentialism, Pluralist Deontology; 9 Non-Moral Goods; 10 Moral Goods; 11 Your Good, Distribution, Punishment; 12 Historians of Ethics; Bibliographical Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index