The "Good" as a predicate

Kargopoulos, Phillipos V. (1988)


I am investigating here the possibility of predicates being ontologically fundamental in the sphere of the practical. I shall therefore, attempt to reconstruct as favourably as I can Moore's theory of the «good» as a predicate. My aim is to critically approach the characterization of «good» as standing for an indefinable, simple, non-natural, intuited property. I shall argue that GOOD may be indefinable, yet it cannot be simple. On the basis of this critique, I shall offer three alternative theories that might be able to account for the indefinability of «good» without falling Into the error of considering GOO D to be a simple property.

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