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Ethics and Language

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How much can individuals be influenced by reason? In his review of "Ethics and Language" Stuart Chase states, "This is on of the most important questions ever asked, one on which our survival may depend." In this extraordinary book, a distinguished American philosopher gives his answer to this fundamental question of ethics.
Published 1960 by Yale University Press
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Joshua Stein
Jun 11, 2011 Joshua Stein rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, ethics
I had heard a lot of really spectacular things about C.L. Stevenson's 'Ethics and Language' headed into reading it, and I have to say that it did fall below a lot of the expectations that were set for me by those previews. However, there are a lot of terrific things to say about this book.

First, lets get my general criticisms and frustrations out of the way. It is not terrifically well written. Stevenson likes to bounce back and forth between concrete ethical issues and theoretical approaches to
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