Quiz: F. H. Bradley, ``Why Should I Be Moral''

Based on the reading from F.H. Bradley, "Why Should I Be Moral"

Directions: Carefully study statements 1-10. Decide whether each statement is true or false and write in the spaces provided the word ``true'' or the word ``false'' in accordance with your decision.
  1. ______________ Bradley states if virtue is good as a means, virtue cannot be good as an end.
  2. ______________ According to Bradley, the ultimate end or purpose of ethics is presupposed to be pleasure.
  3. ______________ Bradley recognizes that reasoning with an ethical skeptic is pointless if the skeptic doesn't care about ethics.
  4. ______________ Bradley doesn't think the question "Why Should I Be Moral" makes any sense unless it is another way of asking "Is morality an end-in-itself?"
  5. ______________ He points out that if we assume there is nothing good except a good will, then failure may be the same thing as success in ethics.
  6. ______________ A difference between art and morality, according to Bradley, is that in art an action is merely a means to an end, whereas in morals there is no end beyond the action itself.
  7. ______________ Bradley recognizes that self-realization of our true being can never mean that we become perfectly self-realized and also an infinite whole.
  8. When all is said and done, Bradley concludes the question ``Why should I be moral?,'' if it has an answer, can only imply the moral making of an actual self.
  9. ______________ Bradley concludes that it is absurd to reason that there is any other purpose to the final moral end of life other than that of self-realization.
  10. ______________ Bradley explicitly states that our true being is the perfect identity of unity and diversity in the realization of our being as an infinite whole.


Answers: 1.T, 2.F, 3.T, 4.T, 5.T, 6.T, 7.F, 8.T, 9.T, 10.T

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