Morality, Decision and Social Organization Toward a Logic of Ethics

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Menger, Karl
Other Authors: Mulder, Henk L. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1974, 1974
Edition:1st ed. 1974
Series:Vienna Circle Collection
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I. Common Traits of the Classical Systems of Ethics: An Introductory Letter About what will not be Said
  • II. Five Epistemological Notes About Good and Evil
  • 1. The Development of a Person’s Sense of Morality
  • 2. The Ideals
  • 3. The Logical Role of the Ideals
  • 4. The Essence of the Good. The Meaningless
  • 5. The Development of the Epistemology of Morality
  • III. The Ethics of Decisions: A Dialog on Demystified Ethics
  • 1. Whether investigations according to the principles suggested in the preceding notes belong to ethics at all
  • 2. Whether there do not exist still other ethical questions
  • 3. Whether ethics is analogous to geometry
  • 4. Whether systems of norms might not be combined by logical operations
  • 5. Whether decisions are the only basis for morality
  • 6. Whether rational foundations for decisions are possible
  • 7. What role faith plays in morality
  • 8. What demystified ethics might be able to achieve…
  • 9. … except for a logic of norms
  • 10. … and except for a logic of desires
  • IV. Five Logico-mathematical Notes on Voluntary Associations
  • 1. The Partitions of People Induced by Norms
  • 2. Duality
  • 3. Disjunctive Norms
  • 4. A Person’s Demands on Himself and on Others
  • 5. Several Modes of Behavior
  • V. Logic, Imagination, Reality, Evaluations: A Concluding Letter about what has been said
  • Postscript to the English Edition
  • Karl Menger: Principal Dates
  • Fields of Research
  • Publications in Book Form