By Stephen Satris (auth.)
The basic contributions of this paintings are in 3 overlapping different types: (i) the heritage of rules (and specifically the historical past of the belief of price) and ethical philosophy in either continental and Anglo-American traditions, (ii) the id and interpretation of moral emotivism as one of many significant twentieth-century moral theories, and (iii) the evolution of a philosophically doable type of moral emotivism as a substitute to utilitarianism and Kantianism. furthermore, alongside the way in which, many specific issues are touched upon, e. g. , the relation of Hume to Stevenson and emotivism, the facti price contrast, and human emotional and social nature. The paintings starts off through hard the acquired account of the advance of twentieth-century ethical philosophy, i. e. , the account that happens in all of the well-known historic books (such as G. c. Kerner, The Revolution in moral idea, Oxford, 1966; G. 1. Warnock, modern ethical Philosophy, London, 1967; W. D. Hudson, sleek ethical Philosophy, London, 1967; Mary Warnock, Ethics due to the fact 1900, third ed. , Oxford, 1978; and W. D. Hudson, A Century of ethical Philosophy, manhattan, 1980). This bought account is not just the valuables of students of the heritage of modern ethical philosophy yet can be in most cases assumed via philosophers themselves, and is repeated particularly uncritically within the literature at large.