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Values and Morals

Essays in Honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard Brandt

  • Alvin I. Goldman
  • Jaegwon Kim

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. David Lyons
    Pages 1-20
  3. Joel Feinberg
    Pages 21-35
  4. W. V. Quine
    Pages 37-45
  5. John Rawls
    Pages 47-71
  6. R. M. Hare
    Pages 73-90
  7. Allan Gibbard
    Pages 91-119
  8. Roderick M. Chisholm
    Pages 121-130
  9. J. O. Urmson
    Pages 131-141
  10. Gilbert Harman
    Pages 143-161
  11. Monroe C. Beardsley
    Pages 163-184
  12. Holly S. Goldman
    Pages 185-214
  13. Kurt Baier
    Pages 231-256
  14. William P. Alston
    Pages 275-297
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 317-333

About this book

Introduction

This Festschrift seeks to honor three highly distinguished scholars in the Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan: William K. Frankena, Charles L. Stevenson, and Richard B. Brandt. Each has made significant con­ tributions to the philosophic literature, particularly in the field of ethics. Michigan has been fortunate in having three such original and productive moral philosophers serving ob its faculty simultaneously. Yet they stand in a long tradition of excellence, both within the Department and in the University. Let us trace that tradition briefly. The University of Michigan opened in 184l.lts Department of Literature, Science, and the Arts at first resembled a typical American college ofthat period, with religious and ethical indoctrination playing a central role in course offerings. But when Henry Tappan, a Presbyterian clergyman and Professor of philosophy, became President in 1852, he succeeded in shifting the emphasis from indoctrination to inquiry and scholarship. Though he was dismissed for his policies in 1863, Tappan's efforts to establish a broad and liberal curriculum prevailed. Michigan was to take its place among the leading educational institutions in this country, and to achieve an international reputation as a research center. Several past philosophers are worthy of mention here. George Sylvester Morris, an absolute idealist, joined the Department in 1881, having served from 1870 as Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. He assumed the Chairmanship of Philosophy in 1884.

Keywords

1870 English literature concept ethics freedom literature meta-ethics morality nature philosophy reason relativism structure subject tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Alvin I. Goldman
    • 1
  • Jaegwon Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MichiganUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-7634-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8352-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7634-5
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