Reason and Goodness [Book Review]

Review of Metaphysics 15 (3):523-523 (1962)

Blanshard analyzes and criticizes contemporary ethical theories including those of Moore and Ross, Perry, Dewey, the emotivists, and recent linguistic philosophers. Goodness can be understood only against the background of human life, and has the dual character of satisfaction and fulfillment. There are many kinds of intrinsic goods, but Reason threads its way throughout, arbitrating claims upon our attention and seeking out the type of life which is most satisfying and fulfilling. Written in Blanshard's distinctively urbane style, this book balances synoptic vision with systematic analysis.--R. C. N.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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