Moral Ideals

Bernard Gert

in Morality

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176896
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835300 | DOI:
 Moral Ideals

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This chapter distinguishes moral ideals from utilitarian ideals, religious ideals, and personal ideals. It examines the concept of the summum bonum, and its relationship to happiness and the virtues. It discusses the psychological concepts of compassion, love, jealousy, and envy.

Keywords: moral ideals; utilitarian ideals; religious ideals; personal ideals; summum bonum; happiness; compassion; love; jealousy; envy

Chapter.  14659 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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