This volume contains C. D. Broad's Cambridge lectures on Ethics. Broad gave a course of lectures on the subject, intended primarily for Part I of the Moral Sciences Tripos, every academic year from 1933 - 34 up to and in cluding 1952 - 53 (except that he did not lecture on Ethics in 1935 - 36). The course however was frequently revised, and the present version is es sentially that which he gave in 1952 - 53. Broad always wrote out his lectures fully beforehand, and the manuscript on Ethics, although full of revisions, is in a reasonably good state. But his handwriting is small and close and in places difficult to decipher. I therefore fear that some words may have been misread. There was an additional complication. In the summer of 1953 Broad revised and enlarged two sections of the course, namely the section on "Moore's theory" and that on "Naturalistic theories" (both sections occur in Chapter 4). The revised version of the section on Moore is undoubtedly superior to the earlier version, and I have therefore included it. But in my opinion this is not true of the new version of the section on naturalistic theories: although more comprehensive than the earlier version, it is not only repetitive in itself, but also repeats, sometimes almost verbatim, passages which occur elsewhere in the lectures. In brief, the new version is not fully integrated with the rest of the course.
1 The subject matter of ethics.- 1 The raw material.- 2 Subdivisions.- 2.1 Central part.- 2.2 Peripheral part.- 2 Moral psychology.- 1 General properties of conscious beings.- 1.1 Dispositions.- 2 Some peculiarities of human minds.- 2.1 Lack of complex first-order dispositions.- 2.2 Intellectual analysis.- 2.3 Intellectual synthesis.- 2.4 Reasoning.- 2.5 Storing and transmission of culture.- 2.6 Reflexive powers.- 2.7 Selfhood and personality.- 2.8 Internal conflict.- 2.9 Specifically moral experiences.- 2.10 Summary.- 3 Classification of experiences.- 3.1 Pure feelings and cognitions.- 3.2 Cognition and emotion.- 3.3 Cognition, emotion, and desire.- 3.4 Forms of cognition.- 4 More detailed account of certain kinds of experience.- 4.1 Emotion.- 4.2 Pleasure and unpleasure; happiness and unhappiness.- 4.3 Action and other notions involved in it.- 3 Ethical problems: right and wrong.- 1 Right and wrong.- 1.1 Right-inclining and wrong-inclining characteristics.- 1.2 Rightness and moral justification.- 1.3 Right in the objective sense.- 1.4 Theories of right and wrong.- 4 Ethical problems: good and evil.- 1 Good and evil.- 1.1 Various senses of "good" and "bad".- 1.2 "Good" and "good-inclining".- 1.3 Are "good" and "bad" definable?.- 1.4 Naturalistic theories.- 1.5 The descriptive theory.- 5 Metaphysics of morals.- 1 Determinism, indeterminism, and libertarianism.- 1.1 Obligability and substitutability.- 1.2 Various senses of "substitutable".- 1.3 Libertarianism.- 2 Arguments for and against determinism.- 2.1 Ethical arguments.- 2.2 Non-ethical arguments.- 3 Consequences of determinism.- Guide to authors/subjects.
Series: NIJHOFF INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHY SERIES
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th September 1985
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.62