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Morality : an introduction to ethics

Bernard Williams

(Canto classics)

Cambridge University Press, 2012

Canto ed., 13th printing

  • : pbk

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This ed. first published: 1993

Description and Table of Contents


In Morality Bernard Williams confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page. Williams explains, analyses and distinguishes a number of key positions, from the purely amoral to notions of subjective or relative morality, testing their coherence before going on to explore the nature of 'goodness' in relation to responsibilities and choice, roles, standards and human nature. A classic in moral philosophy.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Preface to the Canto edition
  • The amoralist
  • Subjectivism: first thoughts
  • Interlude: Relativism
  • Subjectivism: further thoughts
  • 'Good'
  • Goodness and roles
  • Moral standards and the distinguishing mark of man
  • God, morality, and prudence
  • What is morality about?
  • Utilitarianism.

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    xxi, 97 p.
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