In this elegantly written book James Griffin offers a fresh examination of the fundamental questions of ethics. At the heart of the book lies the question of how we can improve our ethical judgements and beliefs. In addressing this central dilemma, Griffin discusses such key issues of moral philosophy as defining a good life, locating the boundaries of the natural world, how values relate to the world, judging the limits human capacity, and where moral norms originate. Beyond these considerations, he gives a critical assessment of the aims of such prominent philosophical traditions as utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Value Judgement gives a clear and compelling depiction of moral philosophy which will interest readers of all levels.
"The book is very readable and confronts a number of issues currently under discussion in moral epistemology, metaethics, and normative moral theory."--Choice
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.89 x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.27