Moritz Schlick – ethics from a meta-theoretical perspective


Moritz Schlick was the leader of an influential group of scientists, logicians and philosophers. The content of his book “Problems of Ethics” is the application of the method of logical analysis of language to some of traditional ethical problems. Schlick offers many topics in his book Problems of Ethics – what are the motives of human conduct, what is egoism, what is the meaning of “moral”, etc. In this article, focus will be on the explanation of only one of many areas of Schlick’s ethics – the meta-theoretical perspective describing the main aims of his ethical magnum opus – Problems of Ethics.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • CARNAP, R. (1968): Filozofia a logická syntax [Philosophy and logical syntax]. In: J. Bodnár, P. Cmorej, I. Hrušovský & A. Riška (eds.): Antológia z diel filozofov. Logický pozitivizmus a filozofia prírodných vied [Anthology from the works of philosophers: Logical positivism and the philosophy of natural sciences]. Bratislava: Pravda, pp. 265–307.

  • COLLISON, D. (1987): Piecdziesieciu wielkich filozofow [Fifty great philosophers]. Poznań: Zysk.

  • GLUCHMAN, V. (1997): Človek a morálka [Man and morality]. Brno: Doplněk.

  • KAMPITS, P. (1995): Malé dějiny rakouské filozofie [Short history of Austrian philosophy]. Praha: Concordia.

  • MONK, R. (1991): Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. London: Vintage.

  • MOORE, G. E. (1922): Principia Ethica. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • MUNITZ, M. K. (1981): Contemporary Analytic Philosophy. New York: Macmillan.

  • NEURATH, O. (2006): Sociológia z pohľadu fyzikalizmu [Sociology from the perspective of physicalism]. In: F. Mihina, T. Sedová & M. Zouhar (eds.): Logický pozitiviumus [Logical positivism]. Bratislava: Iris, pp. 219–247.

  • SCHLICK, M. (1939): Problems of Ethics. New York: Prentice-Hall.

  • RUSSELL, B. (2005): Jazyk a poznanie [Language and knowledge]. Bratislava: Kalligram.

  • WITTGENSTEIN, L. (1993): Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Praha: Oikoymenh.


Journal + Issues