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Goodness before and after Moore

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844463
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919550 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0002

Series: Oxford Moral Theory

Goodness before and after Moore

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This chapter focuses on Moore's conception of goodness. It discusses how Moore was not the first to assert or assume the existence of absolute goodness. Nor was he the last. The concept of absolute or impersonal value—“intrinsic value,” as it is often called—continues to be employed in much contemporary Anglo-American moral philosophy.

Keywords: absolute goodness; good; intrinsic value; Anglo-American moral philosophy

Chapter.  2960 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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