Two theories of morality

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Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1977 - Philosophy - 95 pages
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In this expanded version of his Thank-Offering to Britain Fund lectures, delivered at the British Academy in February 1976, Stuart Hampshire compares two radically different conceptions of morality, those of Aristotle and Spinoza, authors, he claims, of the most plausible of all moral philosophies. He discusses the relation between moral intuitions and moral theory, and the contrasting ideas of moral normality and moral conversion. Spinoza's theory of the relation between mind andbody is expounded and its relevance to recent theories is explained.

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Compares Aristotle and Spinoza (1977) in a public lecture, and reprinted in 1978 in Morality and Conflict Read full review


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Stuart Hampshire is Bonsall Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University.