(1) The relation between Moore’s theory (“ideal utilitarianism“) and hedonistic
(2) The opposition between Moore’s and Kant’s account of morality.
(3) Ross’s notions of “prima facie duty” and “actual duty” (the relation between prima
prima facie duties and actual duties; the possible conflict between prima facie duties).
(4) Ross’s classification or catalogue of prima facie duties.
(5) The “essential defect the of ideal utilitarian theory“ (p. 412).
(6) Ross’s enumeration of four intrinsic goods, one of them complex but not reducible to
the three other (p. 413).
(7) The sources of obligation (e.g. promises).
(8) Our knowledge of prima facie duties and of actual duties; the certainty or uncertainty
pertaining to these forms of knowledge.
(9) The role of our common understanding of morality (or “what we really think” about
moral questions) for ethical theory.