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Moral Dilemmas: and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy

Philippa Foot

Abstract

Moral Dilemmas is the second volume of collected essays by the eminent moral philosopher Philippa Foot. It fills the gap between her 1978 collection Virtues and Vices and her acclaimed monograph Natural Goodness, published in 2001. Moral Dilemmas contains the best of Prof. Foot's work from the late 1970s to the 1990s. In these essays, she develops further her influential critique of the ’non‐cognitivist’ approaches that have dominated moral philosophy over the last fifty years. She shows why it is a mistake to think of evaluations in general (or moral judgements in particular) as distinguished ... More

Keywords: ethics, Philippa Foot, moral dilemmas, moral judgement, moral philosophy, morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019925284X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippa Foot, author
Griffin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford