The Right and the Good
David Ross (Oxford University Press: January 2003), 256 pages.
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. ~ Product Description
Table of Contents
- Introduction and bibliography
- 1. The Meaning of 'Right'
- 2. What Makes Right Acts Right?
- Appendix 1 Rights Appendix 2 Punishment
- 3. The Meaning of 'Good'
- 4. The Nature of Goodness
- 5. What Things are Good?
- 6. Degrees of Goodness
- 7. Moral Goodness