Russell on Ethics: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell
Russell on Ethics presents a coherent and comprehensive collection of Russell's ethical writings, drawing on a wide range of his publications on ethical concerns, many of which have been difficult to access by students and general readers. Charles Pigden provides an accessible introduction to the papers, situating them within the field of ethics as a whole and detailed annotations on the papers themselves, analysing their arguments and exploring their relevance to current concerns. Russell on Ethics represents a valuable insight into Russell as an ethicist, which will be useful to both specialist and non-specialist alike.
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the prePrinctpia writings
On the foundations of ethics
The relation of what ought to be to what is has been or will be
The relation of rule and end
On the definition of virtue
On scientific method in philosophy
a rejoinder to Professor
Is there an absolute good?
What I believe
Science and ethics
Reply to criticisms
A compromise solution?
The ethical bearings of psychogony
Cleopatra or Maggie Tulliver?
Are all desires equally moral?
Is ethics a branch of empirical psychology?
Seems Madam? Nay it is
Was the world good before the sixth day?
The meaning of good
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