In this elegantly written book james griffin offers a fresh examination of the fundamental questions of ethics at the heart of the book lies the question of how we can improve our ethical judgements and beliefs in addressing this central dilemma griffin discusses such key issues of moral philosophy as defining a good life locating the boundaries of the natural world how values relate to . Get this from a library value judgement improving our ethical beliefs james griffin james griffin asks how and how much we can improve our ethical standards not lift our behaviour closer to our standards but refine the standards themselves to give an answer to this question it . In this elegantly written book james griffin offers a new examination of the fundamental questions of ethics central to the book is the question of how we can improve our ethical judgements and beliefs in addressing this professor griffin discusses such key issues of moral philosophy as what a good life is like where the boundaries of the natural world come how values relate to the world . Value judgement improving our ethical beliefs throughout the book the question of what philosophy can contribute to ethics repeatedly arises philosophical traditions such as most forms of utilitarianism and deontology and virtue ethics are griffin contends too ambitious. Review of value judgment improving our ethical beliefs by james griffin philosophical review107 1998 447 449 review of objectivity simulation and the unity of consciousness edited by christopher peacocke philosophical quarterly47 1997 255 257
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