Ideas from 'What is the Basis of Moral Obligation?' by H.A. Prichard [1925], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Moral Writings' by Prichard,H.A. [OUP 2002,0-19-925019-7]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / d. Philosophy as puzzles
In philosophy the truth can only be reached via the ruins of the false
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 1. Virtue Theory / c. Particularism
I see the need to pay a debt in a particular instance, and any instance will do
The complexities of life make it almost impossible to assess morality from a universal viewpoint
23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 2. Duty
Seeing the goodness of an effect creates the duty to produce it, not the desire