The Meaning of ‘Good’

W. D. Ross

in The Right and the Good

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252657
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598333 | DOI:

Series: British Moral Philosophers

The Meaning of ‘Good’

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Having discussed right in the first two chapters of the book, the remaining five discuss good, starting here with an analysis of the meaning of good. The analysis starts by showing that the senses in which ‘good’ is used can essentially be divided into two: adjunctive or attributive—to persons or things; and predicative. These two different usages are discussed in detail in the rest of the chapter.

Keywords: adjunctive sense of good; attributive sense of good; good; goodness; meaning of good; predicative sense of good

Chapter.  3997 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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