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Moral Questions

by Rush Rhees

  • D. Z. Phillips

Part of the Swansea Studies in Philosophy book series (SWSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Philosophical Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 3-18
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 19-31
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 42-45
    5. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 46-50
    6. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 56-61
  3. The Personal in Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 65-74
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 75-99
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 100-106
  4. Issues of Life and Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 109-127
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 128-130
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 131-135
  5. Sexuality and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 139-150
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 151-158
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 159-163
  6. People and Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 167-173
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 197-227
  7. Ethics and Human Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 238-240
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 241-247
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 248-250
    5. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 251-255
    6. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 256-258
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book

Introduction

Rush Rhees questions the viability of moral theories and the general claims they make in ethics. He shows how one can both be concerned with knowing what one ought to do while recognising that one's answer is a personal one. These insights, arrived at in a distinctive style, characteristic of Rhees, are then applied to issues of life and death, human sexuality and our relations to animals. To recognise why philosophy cannot answer such questions for us is an affirmation, not a denial, of their importance.

Keywords

animals concept death editing ethics history history of literature knowledge Ludwig Wittgenstein morality philosophy reason society subject understanding

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Z. Phillips
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University College of WalesSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Claremont Graduate UniversityUSA

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