The Contradictions of Modern Moral Philosophy: Ethics After Wittgenstein

Routledge (1999)
Abstract
The Contradictions of Modern Moral Philosophy is a highly original and radical critique of contemporary moral theory. Johnston skillfully demonstrates how much of recent moral philosophy runs aground on the issue of whether we can make correct moral judgements. His analysis begins with an insightful discussion of the divisions within moral philosophy. On one hand many philosophers deny that it is possible to make correct judgements on other peoples actions; on the other, they remain preoccupied with distinguishing between what is "right" and "wrong". Paul Johnston shows how much recent moral philosophy consists of unsuccessful attempts to eliminate this contradiction.
Keywords Ethics, Modern
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Call number BJ319.J64 1999
ISBN(s) 0415208483   9780415208482   9780203165324   9781134619122   9781134619115   9781134619078   9781134619092
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