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The Moral Philosophy of Josiah Royce

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ISBN 9780674333000

Publication Date: 01/01/1965

272 pages


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  • Preface
  • Part I: Royce’s Early Ethical Theory
    • 1. The Problem of Ethical Theory
      • 1. Ethical Realism and Ethical Idealism
      • 2. Royce’s Criticisms of Other Ethical Theories
        • a. Greek Ethics
        • b. Christian Ethics
        • c. “Moral Sense” Theories
        • d. Evolutionist Ethics
        • e. Ethical Theory Founded on Pity or Sympathy
        • f. Hedonism
      • 3. Ethical Skepticism
    • 2. Royce’s Early Solution
      • 1. The Principle of Harmony
      • 2. Moral Insight
      • 3. The “Spray of Aims”
      • 4. Moral Obligation
      • 5. Clarification and Appraisal
  • Part II: Psychological and Epistemological Presuppositions of Royce’s Later Ethical Theory
    • 3. Imitation
      • 1. Imitation and Learning
      • 2. The Nature and Scope of Imitation
      • 3. Imitation and the Moral Life
    • 4. Reflection
      • 1. The Origins of Self-Consciousness
      • 2. The Notion of Self
      • 3. The Freedom and Responsibility of the Self
      • 4. Other Minds
      • 5. Reflection and the Moral Life
    • 5. Interpretation
      • 1. The Need for Interpretation
      • 2. The Nature and Structure of Interpretation
      • 3. Interpretation in the Quest for Selfhood
      • 4. Interpretation in Interpersonal Communication
      • 5. Interpretation in the Determination of Publicly Accessible Objects of Experience
      • 6. Interpretation and the Moral Life
  • Part III: The Structure of Royce’s Mature Ethical Theory
    • 6. The Moral Attitude
      • 1. Precriticai Value Predication
      • 2. The Moral Attitude
      • 3. Procedural Moral Principles
        • a. Reasonableness
        • b. Impartiality
        • c. Respect for Persons
        • d. Harmony
      • 4. The Problem of Justification
      • 5. Appraisal
    • 7. Self-Realization
      • 1. Self-Realization and Value
        • a. The Locus of Value
        • b. A Criterion of Value
        • c. Some Objections Considered
      • 2. Self-Realization and Obligation
        • a. Moral Deliberation
        • b. Interpersonal Moral Judgment
        • c. The Nature and Ground of Obligation
    • 8. Loyalty and the Community
      • 1. Loyalty
        • a. The Need for Loyalty
        • b. The Essential Characteristics of a Cause
        • c. Loyalty as an Intrinsic Good
        • d. My Cause as Practical Determinant of My Duty
        • e. Summary
      • 2. Loyalty to Loyalty
        • a. The Need for a Criterion of Worthy Causes
        • b. The Criterion Applied
        • c. Loyalty and Interpersonal Moral Judgment
        • d. Loyalty as a Moral Code
        • e. Evaluation
      • 3. The Community of Interpretation
        • a. The Need for Community
        • b. The Criteria of a Genuine Community
        • c. The Unlimited Community of Interpretation as the Ideal Social Cause
        • d. Evaluation
  • Appendix: A Guess at a Riddle
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Proper Names
  • Index of Topics

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