chapter  7
Ethics and logic
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There are ethical theories which surprisingly tie up moral validity with classifications of logical form such as universality or particularity. Kantian ethics make use of the first of the logical terms mentioned, and Existentialist ethics of the second. I shall not in this paper be concerned with either Kantian exegesis or with describing any of the actual forms of Existentialism, though I shall use a possibly simplified form of either theory to discuss why there appears to be a connexion between logical form and ethics, and with what reason. If my simplified types turn out to be caricatures, I only hope they are illuminating ones.