Foreword Nikhil Krishnan; Preface: 1. Objective prescriptions R. M. Hare; 2. Integrity and self-Identity Stewart R. Sutherland; 3. The better part Stephen R. L. Clark; 4. Invincible knowledge Renford Bambrough; 5. Emmanuel levinas: responsibility and election Catherine Chalier; 6. Ethical absolutism and education Peter Gardner; 7. Morals and politics Anthony Quinton; 8. Duties and virtues Onora O'neill; 9. The definition of morality John Skorupski; 10. Ethics, fantasy and self-transformation Jean Grimshaw; 11. How we do ethics now James Griffin; 12. Justice without constitutive Luck S. L. Hurley; 13. Who needs ethical knowledge? Bernard Williams; 14. Institutional ethics Marcus G. Singer; References.
Distinguished philosophical writers including R. M. Hare and Bernard Williams address ethical questions and topics, focusing on what morality is.
Allen Phillips-Griffiths (1927-2014) was in 1964 appointed Professor of Philosophy at the newly constituted University of Warwick, becoming at that time the youngest philosophy professor in the UK. In 1979 he was made Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, a post he held for fifteen years. Nikhil Krishnan is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow in Philosophy at Robinson College, Cambridge.