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The Right and the Good by Sir David Ross, Philip Stratton-Lake


The Right and the Good by Sir David Ross, Philip Stratton-Lake

The Right and the Good is now presented with an introduction by Philip Stratton-Lake. David Ross's book examines ethical intuitionism, which was the dominant moral theory in British philosophy for much of the 19th and early 20th century. Intuitionism is now enjoying a considerable revival, and Stratton-Lake provides the context for an understanding of Ross's work today.


Review from previous edition Ross's The Right and the Good remains a classic statement of the idea that moral philosophy should place respect for the variety of moral phenomena above the urge for systematic unification. We still have much to learn from it. * Charles Larmore, Columbia University *

About the Author

Sir David Ross (1877-1971) was Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of Merton College, and Fellow of the British Academy. Philip Stratton-Lake is Lecturer in Philosophy at Reading University.

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Publication date

1st August 2002


Sir David Ross, Philip Stratton-Lake

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Clarendon Press an imprint of Oxford University Press


244 pages


Ethics & moral philosophy
History of ideas



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