Readings in ethical theory; selected and edited by Wilfrid Sellars and John Hospers Department of Philosophy University of Minnesota.

New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., [1952]
x, [2], 707, [1] pages 25 cm.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Introductory. The elements of ethics / Bertrand Russell
I. A Sample Ethical Theory. Utilitarianism / G. E. Moore
II. Moore and the Naturalistic Fallacy. The indefinability of Good / G. E. Moore; The place of definition in ethics / G. C. Field; The naturalistic fallacy / W. K. Frankena; Subjectivism and Naturalism in Ethics / A. C. Ewing
III. The Development of Ethical Intuitionism. Ethical Judgments / Henry Sidgwick; Does moral philosophy rest on a mistake / H. A. Prichard; The meaning of "Right" / Sir David Ross; What makes right acts right? / Sir David Ross; Different meanings of "good" and "ought" / A. C. Ewing; A suggested non-naturalistic analysis of good / A. C. Ewing; Ethical intuitionism / P. F. Strawson
IV. The Naturalistic Rejoinder. Hypostatic ethics / George Santayana; The construction of good / John Dewey; Value as any object of any interest / R. B. Perry; The nature of goodness / Sir David Ross; Value and obligation in Dewey and Lewis / Morton G. White; Moral and non-moral values: a study in the first principles of Axiology / C. A. Campbell; Some reflections on moral-sense theories in ethics / C. D. Broad
V. The Emotive Theory. A suggestion about value / W. H. F. Barnes; Critique of ethics / A. J. Ayer; Critique of Ayer / Sir David Ross; Moral positivism and moral aestheticism / E. F. Carritt; The emotive meaning of ethical terms / C. L. Stevenson; The emotive theory of values / A. J. Ayer; A reply to my critics (excerpt) / G. E. Moore
VI. The Psychology of Conduct and the Concept of Obligation. Mill and the hedonistic principle / G. E. Moore; Bishop Butler's conception of human nature / C. D. Broad; Remarks on psychological hedonism / C. D. Broad; Duty and interest (excerpt) / H. A. Prichard; A criticism of Kant / G. C. Field; "Ought" and motivation / W. D. Falk; Obligation and motivation / Wilfrid Sellars; Evaluation and obligation: two functions of judgments in the language of conduct / H. D. Aiken
VII. Moral Freedom, Guilt, and Responsibility. Free will and responsibility / A. K. Stout; Ethical judgments and avoidability / C. L. Stevenson; Free-will and psychoanalysis / John Hospers; Moral freedom in recent ethics / H. D. Lewis; Guilt and freedom / H. D. Lewis; H. D. Lewis on the problem of guilt / G. A. Paul
VIII. The Problem of Justification. Prolegomena to a theory of the moral criterion / C. A. Campbell; On the idea of a philosophy of ethics / James Balfour; Ethics as pure postulate / D. C. Williams; Validation and vindication: an analysis of the nature and the limits of ethical arguments / Herbert Feigl; Objectivity in morals / William Kneale.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 701-707).
Local notes:
Potok Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Adena Potok.
Potok Collection copy has autograph of "Herman Potok December 1959 Philadelphia".
Potok Collection copy has underlines, marginal marks and ms. annotations.
Penn Provenance:
Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)
Potok, Chaim (autograph) (Potok Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Sellars, Wilfrid, ed.
Hospers, John, 1918-2011.
The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania)
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