<history of philosophy, biography> British moral philosopher (1877-1971) who also produced valuable translations of the philosophical works of Aristotle. In The Right and the Goo (1930) Ross criticized the ethical theory of Moore and offered in its place an intuitionist theory giving central importance to the possession of prima facie moral duties to perform certain actions. Recommended Reading: W. David Ross, Foundations of Ethics (Oxford, 2000).
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