The good will : a study in the coherence theory of goodness / by H. J. Paton.

Paton, H. J. (Herbert James), 1887-1969, author.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
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Muirhead library of philosophy.
Muirhead Library of Philosophy : Ethics ; X

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Table of Contents; I. Introductory; The need for ethical thinking; Summary statement; Goodness and the will; Economic and moral good; Coherence; Method of exposition; Book I. The Will and Its Context; II. Goodness in Itself; Mr. G. E. Moore's objections; Goodness and the good; Theory of definition; Good as pleasant; Good as willed; A false analogy; A disagreeable dilemma; Activity and object; General criticisms; III. Self and self-knowledge; Self as spiritual activity
Knowing, willing, and feelingSelf-knowledge as reflexion; Self-knowledge as enjoyment; Reflexion and enjoyment; Other distinctions; IV. The world and the self; Two kinds of reflexion; The world for science; Criticisms; Survival value; Instinct; Book II. The will as Immediate; V. Elementary Willing; Willing and knowing; I will what I will; Self-mediation and self-transcendence; Spatial and temporal divisions; Self, temperament, habit, instinct; Willing and rejecting; VI. The Immediate Good; Good as immediate object; Contrast of good and bad; The judgement of good
Immediacy: the life of impulseHedonism; Intuitionism: individual intuitions; General intuitions; Universal intuitions; Book III. The Will as Individual; VII. Policy; Policy; Practical knowledge; Development of policy; The characteristics of policy; Means and ends; Different kinds of coherence; A policy of life; Policy and desire; VIII. The Individual Good; Different kinds of goodness; Goodness of things; Efficiency and effectiveness; Goodness as coherence; Wooden consistency; IX. The Individual Good; Judgements about things; Judgements and the will; Aspects of economic goodness
A mythological accountBook IV. The Will as Social; X. The Social Will; The self and society; The family and other groups; Games; Economic cooperation; The state; Social policy; Failure to cooperate; XI. The Social Will; A society of societies; Modem democracy; Social coherence; The origin of society; International relations; XII. The Good Man; Goodness in cooperation; Approval and condemnation; Society and self-interest; The goodness of social actions; Social action which is self-centred; Social action which is not self-centred; Book V. The Will as Moral; XIII. Aspects of Goodness
Some general assumptions'Right' and 'good'; Rights and duties; General rules; Laws; Virtues and vices; Spirit and content of goodness; The principle of coherence; XIV. The Moral Judgement; The nature of the moral judgement; The value of the moral judgement; The criterion of morality; XV. Acceptance and Sacrifice; Why should I be moral?; Sacrifice imposed upon us; Self-imposed sacrifice; Self-sacrifice; Sacrifice of others; The sacrifice of love; XVI. The Saint and the Divine Society; The revolutionary; The progress of morality; The ideal of morality; Morality and science; The saint
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First published 1927 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
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