There is a growing need for interventions in ethics to counteract the tendency to generalize about moral issues. This book contains essays, written between 1965 and 1990, which focus on the need to explore such issues as the nature of moral endeavor, the request for a justification of moral endeavor; the appeal to human flourishing; the nature of the good life; the nature of moral change; and moral relativity. The author argues his case in relation to the work of contemporary philosophers including G. E.M. Anscombe, Annette Baier, Max Black, Cora Diamond, Ilham Dilman, Philippa Foot; Thomas Nagel, Alasdair MacIntyre, Bernard Williams, and Peter Winch.
D. Z. Phillips is Professor Philosophy at the University College of Swansea. He is the author of The Concept of Prayer; Death and Immortality; Faith and Philosophical Enquiry (with H. O. Mounce); Sense and Delusion (with Ilham Dilman); Athronyddu am Grefydd; Religion Without Explanation, Through a Darkening Glass; Dramau Gwenlyn Parry; Belief, Change and Forms of Life; R. S. Thomas: Poet of the Hidden God; Faith after Foundationalism, and From Fantasy to Faith. He is editor of Swansea Studies in Philosophy.