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The Autonomy of Ethics: (2) Clarke to Reid

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198241577
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0003
The Autonomy of Ethics: (2) Clarke to Reid

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This chapter discusses a number of concepts in moral philosophy in view of Samuel Clarke and Thomas Reid. A number of other moral philosophers are included in the discussion, such as Moore, Cudworth, and Bishop Butler. The concepts that are included in the discussions are ethical rationalism, being ‘good by nature’, and conscience, while a few paragraphs are devoted to Hume’s moral philosophy.

Keywords: moral philosophy; Samuel Clarke; Thomas Reid; moral philosophers; Moore; Cudworth; Bishop Butler; ethical rationalism; conscience; Hume

Chapter.  3550 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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