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Logic and the Basis of Ethics

A. N. Prior


This book discusses and aims to clarify the issue of describing conduct and character as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. The book states that one of the main factors that have made this issue obscure is the illusion of some anti-naturalists that purely logical considerations can settle it. It clearly defines the limitations of the discussions: it is not concerned with the ‘other things’ people use to define conduct and character. The book attempts to consider the issue from the purely logician point of view and suggests to the naturalists and anti-naturalists how their positions may ... More

Keywords: conduct, character, anti-naturalists, naturalists, logic, logic of ethics, application

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1963 Print ISBN-13: 9780198241577
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. N. Prior, author