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The Good and the True

Michael Morris


This book provides a radical alternative to naturalistic theories of content, and offers a new conception of the place of mind in the world. Confronting head-on the scientific conception of the nature of reality that has dominated the Anglo-American philosophical tradition, the book presents a detailed analysis of content and propositional attitudes, based on the idea that truth is a value. In the course of this analysis, the book rejects the causal theory of the explanation of behaviour and replaces it with an alternative, which depends upon a rich conception of the behaviour which is explain ... More

Keywords: theories of content, nature of reality, Anglo-American philosophical tradition, propositional attitudes, truth and objectivity, states of mind, behaviour, moral goodness, metaphysics, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198239444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Morris, author
University of Sussex