The present lexicon is not lie one of the usual kind. A lexicon is usually historical in nature. This lexicon is only partly so. It does two other things. Firstly, it takes up a number of moral terms from day-to-day life, and defines them visualizing a variety of situations in which they may be used, and seeing in what sense or senses they are used there. Secondly, it takes up a number of moral terms which may be used to designate a whole lot of situations with which may be confronted directly or indirectly, and defines them by referring to those features in the given situations which have led us to designate them in that way. As a result, this lexicon not only takes a look at the history of moral philosophy; it also takes a direct look at our moral life.
About the Author
R.K. Gupta (b. 1930) taught philosophy at St. Stephan's Collage, University of Delhi for more than three decades. After taking his master's degree from the same Collage, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Bonn. He was a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Mainz. His publications include: Studien zur Ethik; Towards Purity of Morals; Exercises in Conceptual Understanding; and Social Action and Non-Violence. He has published a large numbers of articles in learned journals in India and abroad. He has also translated Martin Heidegger's Was ist Metaphysik? into English. At present he is a Fellow of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.
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