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Discerning goods : an exposition of the ethical theory of John Anderson

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Volpato, Ros (1994) Discerning goods : an exposition of the ethical theory of John Anderson. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This essay explores the possibility of a scientific theory of ethics by an examination
of the writings of John Anderson. Anderson holds the view that the diversity of
theories in ethics is not because there are a large number of subject matters in
ethics, but rather that there are a large number of theories attempting to explain
one set of ethical phenomena.I The ethical field is confused, for the very nature of
this field is not adequately grasped. The partiality of the resulting views leads to a
search for 'foundations' that aim to prop up what was never properly constructed
or realised. Thus Anderson's approach here, as elsewhere, is polemical and
critical.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Anderson, John, 1893-1962, Ethics, Ethical relativism
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"Written as a qualifying Thesis for enrolment for an M.A.". Thesis (M.A. (Qual.))--University of Tasmania, 1994. Includes bibliographical references

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