Ethics and Language Author:Charles L. Stevenson How much can individuals be influenced by reason? In his review of Ethics and Language in the Saturday Review, Stuart Chase states, " this is one of the most important questions ever asked, one on which our survival may depend." In this extraordinary book, a distinguished American philosopher gives his answer to this fundamental question of ethi... more »cs. He presents an analysis of the meaning of ethical judgements and the methods by which ethical judgements can be supported. The central problems are seen always from the perspective afforded by current studies of language, detailed attention being given to the relationship between emotive and descriptive meaning.
"No one has explored so thoroughly the various types of agreement and disagreement in ethics, and the way in which these are affected and modified by considerations of attitude and belief." - Journal of Philosophy
"This is undoubtedly the most original and challenging academic treatise on Ethics that has appeared in many years."
- Philosophical Review
"This is one of the very few and exceptional books on ethics in which a sound scientific attitude with a logical analysis of great subtlety and thorough penetration is applied toward the clarification of moral discourse."
-Philosophy of Science
"To men whose professions are daily concerned with either ethics or language - say clergy men and most teachers - it is of urgent importance."