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Perfectionism and the Common Good Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green (Lines of Thought) by David O. Brink

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


  • Ethics & moral philosophy,
  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy / Modern,
  • Philosophy

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Number of Pages154
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Open LibraryOL9654847M
ISBN 100199228051
ISBN 109780199228058

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Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal that publishes timely reviews of scholarly philosophy books. Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T.H. Green && Prolegomena to Ethics // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // . Book Reviews David O. Brink, Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green. Oxford: Clarendon, Pp. xiv+ $ (cloth). Hurka gives an account of perfectionism, which holds that certain states of humans, such as knowledge, achievement and friendship are good apart from any pleasure they may bring, and that the morally right act is always the one that most promotes these s: Thomas Hurka, University of Toronto, St. . David Brink presents a study of T. H. Green's Prolegomena to Ethics (), a classic of British idealism. Green develops a perfectionist ethical theory that brings together the best elements in the ancient and modern traditions and that provides the moral foundations for Green's own influential brand of liberalism.