Twelve Lectures on the Philosophy of Morality
Almost everyone has wondered at some time or another why morality requires what it appears to require and how, if at all, it speaks to us. This book surveys the answers commonly proposed for such questions - gathering insights from Hume, Kant, the utilitarians and the post-utilitarian thinkers of the twentieth century.
David Wiggins is one of the most distinguished moral philosophers living today. He has lectured at every major academic institutution in the world and has been President of the Aristotelian Society, is a Member of the Institut International de Philosophe and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of Needs Values Truth and Sameness and Substance Renewed.