Ideas from 'Good and Evil' by Peter Geach [1956], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Theories of Ethics' (ed/tr Foot,Philippa) [OUP 1977,0-19-875005-6]].

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22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / a. Form of the Good
'Good' is an attributive adjective like 'large', not predicative like 'red'
                        Full Idea: Geach puts 'good' in the class of attributive adjectives, such as 'large' and 'small', contrasting such adjectives with 'predicative' adjectives such as 'red'.
                        From: report of Peter Geach (Good and Evil [1956]) by Philippa Foot - Natural Goodness Intro
                        A reaction: [In Analysis 17, and 'Theories of Ethics' ed Foot] Thus any object can simply be red, but something can only be large or small 'for a rat' or 'for a car'. Hence nothing is just good, but always a good so-and-so. This is Aristotelian, and Foot loves it.