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The Ideal of a Rational Morality: Philosophical Compositions

Marcus George Singer


This book collects the most important essays by the distinguished moral philosopher Marcus G. Singer. Its guiding theme is the concept of a morality based in reason, which is presupposed in ordinary moral contexts and provides an ideal for improving ordinary morality and correcting moral judgements. The book makes compelling claims that certain fundamental presuppositions are inescapable in moral thought, that fundamental moral principles can be proved, and that the concepts of truth and ‘common sen ... More

Keywords: morality, reason, moral thought, moral principles, truth, common sense, ethics, value judgements, moral judgements, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198250210
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250210.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus George Singer, author
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison