ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL by P. B. Rice

ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The division among modern ethical thinkers- a division as inevitably internecine as it is basically noble and aspiring- is explained by Mr. Rice with candor, reserve, and an exactitude endearing to any philosophic mind. The empiricists or naturalists, led by Santayana and Dewey, and the intuitionists, led by Moore and Broad in England, from two rival camps. Opposing them in turn (and each other), stand the so-called emotivists, numbering Carnap, Reichenbach and Ayer- and members of the informalist tradition, traced to Wittgenstein, and represented by Toulmin, Hare and Hart... Valid and pertinent to all levels of philosophic interest, the book is so generally applicable to the moral problems of our time as to attract thinking people in all fields.

Publisher: Random House