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Idealist Ethics

W. J. Mander


This book examines the nature of idealist ethics, that is to say, the form and content of ethical belief most typically adopted by philosophical idealists. The inquiry has two aims. The first is historical. From the record of past philosophy, it is demonstrated that there exists a discernible idealist approach to moral philosophy running as a common thread through its numerous diverse varieties: a tradition of ‘idealist ethics.’ The second aim is apologetic. It is argued that idealist ethics offers an attractive way of looking at moral questions, with much to contribute to contemporary discuss ... More

Keywords: idealist, ethics, history of philosophy, metaphysics, realism, anti-realism, moral judgement, idealization, altruism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748892
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. J. Mander, author
Harris Manchester College, Oxford