<ethics, ontology, metaphysics> the most general term of approval, both moral and non-moral, whether intrinsic or extrinsic. Recommended Reading: G. E. Moore, Principia Ethica (Prometheus, 1988); R. M. Hare, The Language of Morals (Clarendon, 1991); and Being and Goodness: The Concept of the Good in Metaphysics and Philosophical Theology, ed. by Scott MacDonald (Cornell, 1991).

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