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The Art of Moral Judgement - Kenneth G. Greet

London: Epworth Press, 1970, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, with tape reinforcement to the reverse of the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Some of the fiercest debates of our time are concerned with the rights and wrongs of particular situations — hanging, racism, abortion, divorce, birth control. But where do we get our ideas of right and wrong? What is the basis of moral judgement? The first part of the book examines this and related questions. Is morality static or revisable? Is it best embodied in rules or ideals? Does it bear mainly on actions or dispositions? A comparison is made between scientific judgements and ethical judgements, and between the new morality and the old. The history of ethical ideas is briefly examined, the idea that morality is natural to man, and the claim that there is a specifically Christian ethic. The question how far the law should seek to enforce morals is considered, and the meaning of responsibility. The second part of the book takes up the practical issues on which a Christian judgement must be made: chastity, contraception, penal practice, politics and economics, peace and war, and many new issues like the use of drugs and spare-part surgery.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 240
ISBN: 0-716-20135-6