The Right and the Good

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Clarendon Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 183 pages
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The Right and the Good, a classic of twentieth-century philosophy by the eminent scholar Sir David Ross, is now presented in a new edition with a substantial introduction by Philip Stratton-Lake, a leading expert on Ross. Ross's book is the pinnacle of ethical intuitionism, which was the dominant moral theory in British philosophy for much of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Intuitionism is now enjoying a considerable revival, and Stratton-Lake provides the context for a proper understanding of Ross's great work today.
 

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Contents

THE MEANING OF RIGHT
1
WHAT MAKES RIGHT ACTS RIGHT?
16
RIGHTS
48
PUNISHMENT
56
THE MEANING OF GOOD
65
THE NATURE OF GOODNESS
75
WHAT THINGS ARE GOOD?
134
DEGREES OF GOODNESS
142
MORAL GOODNESS
155
Editors Notes
175
Index
179
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Sir David Ross (1877-1971) was Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of Merton College, and Fellow of the British Academy. Philip Stratton-Lake is Lecturer in Philosophy at Reading University.

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