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Ross, William David | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Sir William David Ross was a British philosopher, college administrator, WW I .... to punch holes in the theory of universals as maintained by the young Socrates. ... we grasp moral truths “intuitively,” as if via some type of innate knowledge or ...... What he claims is that we have an intuitive (that is, non-inferential or proto- or  ...

Intuitionism in Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)


Dec 15, 2014 ... W. D. Ross, for example, uses the notion of apprehension, but he tends to ... For instance, we may have moral intuitions about concrete cases, such as ..... And Price maintained that all forms of knowledge, including intuitive ...

W. D. Ross's Intuitionism, a Moral Theory | Ethical Realism


May 18, 2011 ... Ross proposes that (a) we have self-evident prima facie moral ... Intuition is the way contemplation can lead to knowledge of self-evidence. We ...

Ross' What Makes Right Acts Right? - FIU Faculty Websites


Oct 28, 2013 ... Here we combine aspects of Mill and Kant in what Pojman calls an ... [2] Against utilitarianism, Ross contends that we have an intuitive knowledge of the rightness and ..... The selection is a substantial portion of Chapter II of W.D. Ross, The ... Here Feldman maintains that Ross' theory is unlike the “monistic” ...

Ethical intuitionism - New World Encyclopedia


Oct 4, 2013 ... Since intuitionism assumes that we are capable of moral knowledge, it is to be .... (W.D. Ross, The Foundations of Ethics, 1939, 18) ... In response, intuitionists can maintain that moral principles are known a priori. ... In response, some intuitionists have claimed that intuition requires only an ability to grasp ...

Egoistic and Deontological Theories


IMPORTANCE OF FACTUAL KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTUAL CLARITY ... Since, as we have seen, moral philosophy begins when people find their code of .... Act- deontological theories maintain that the basic judgments of obligation are all ... rule-deontologists: Samuel Clarke, Richard Price, Thomas Reid, W. D. Ross , ...

A Prima Facie Duty Approach to Machine Ethics and Its Application ...


advocated by W.D. Ross (1930), maintains that there isn't ... We have a prima facie duty, for instance, to follow through with a promise that we have made; but if it ... use his or her intuition to decide which prima facie duty ..... To our knowledge, .

Virtue ethics

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Feb 23, 1998 ... 'We should not follow popular advice and, being human, have only mortal .... Explain and evaluate the work of W D Ross in terms of prima facie duties ... knowledge that we must do something and that we can do it can only be truly .... and yet elsewhere in his ethics he maintains that a moral action must be.

Journal of Mass Media Ethics:


Re-Appreciating W. D. Ross: Naturalizing Prima Facie Duties and a Proposed Method ... For example, what is the source of intuitive knowledge? ... We hope theorists can work out their justifications, but for now we have real people facing ...... Honesty: Maintain a commitment not to knowingly and intentionally communicate ...



Ross's argument that utilitarianism is too permissive about lying and promise keeping. ... knowledge of basic moral principles to our knowledge of the axioms and ... it is sometimes right to tell a lie or to break a promise, it must be maintained .... according to merit and we have a prima facie duty to upset this distribution. 6.

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William David Ross (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)


Aug 12, 2010 ... Sir William David Ross (1877–1971) made significant contributions to ... In the introduction to the sixth edition of Aristotle, J. L. Ackrill maintains that Ross 'made his .... Ross believes that we have a duty of fidelity, that is, a duty to keep ..... Virtue, knowledge and pleasure are states of mind, while justic...

A Simple Ethical Theory Based on W. D. Ross


Aug 10, 2004 ... A Simple Ethical Theory Based on the Ethics of W. D. Ross. ... We have to see which prima facie duties have priority in the situation we face, and ... in relation to lasting positive qualities such as knowledge, moral character, and skill often ... Moral intuition or perception has three functions in this approach:.

Professional Ethics | Philosophy


Feb 26, 2011 ... B) we have a general duty to perform (or to avoid performing) actions of these general kinds. ... W. D. ROSS'S SYSTEM OF PRIMA FACIE DUTIES ... Our moral decisions should be guided by our intellectual intuition. We ... Kant maintains that what is unique and special for us is that we can act on principle.