Starting from Where We Are

  • Mary Midgley


It should be becoming clear that the moral scepticism, the incredulity about all moral judgements that I am talking of is not a simple thing, but a whole complex of varying attitudes. As we unpack it, we shall find many different elements in it, among them some of great value. But we shall find great difficulty in making sense of it as a single whole.


Moral Judgement Individual Freedom Moral Argument Moral Indignation Homosexual Activity 
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Works quoted in this chapter

  1. John Stuart Mill, “On Liberty” (1859) in Utilitarianism, liberty and Representative Government (Everyman Edition, London, Dent and Dutton, 1936, p. 117) Further quotations from this essay will be marked simply Liberty.Google Scholar

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