Moral Philosophy: A Reader


Author: Louis P. Pojman,Peter Tramel
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603845038
Category: Philosophy
Page: 464
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This collection of classic and contemporary readings in ethics presents sharp, competing views on a wide range of fundamentally important topics: moral relativism and objectivism, ethical egoism, value theory, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, ethics and religion, and applied ethics. The Fourth Edition dramatically increases the volume’s utility by expanding and updating the selections and introductions while retaining the structure that has made previous editions so successful.

Moral Philosophy: A Reader (Fourth Edition)


Author: Louis P. Pojman,Peter Tramel
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 160384502X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 464
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This collection of classic and contemporary readings in ethics presents sharp, competing views on a wide range of fundamentally important topics: moral relativism and objectivism, ethical egoism, value theory, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, ethics and religion, and applied ethics. The Fourth Edition dramatically increases the volume's utility by expanding and updating the selections and introductions while retaining the structure that has made previous editions so successful.

Moral Philosophy


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Publisher: Lulu.com
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Introduction to Ethics

A Reader
Author: Andrew J. Dell'Olio,Caroline Simon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780742563568
Category: Philosophy
Page: 465
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"This is an excellent introductory ethics reader. Selections are wisely chosen with attention paid to both theoretical and applied ethics, classical and contemporary authors, Eastern and Western traditions, and religious and nonreligious perspectives. The well-written introductions to the selections and the helpful study questions will prove useful to both student and instructor."---Kelly Clark, Calvin College --

Foundations of Ethics

A Critical Reader in Moral and Social Philosophy
Author: F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 996684600X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 220
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Foundations of Ethics: A Critical Reader in Moral and Social Philosophy aims at stimulating and encouraging the reader to undertake better philosophical thinking about ethical questions. The book is divided into three parts. Part One takes the student through an exploration of some basic moral terms, concepts, principles and views. Part Two is devoted to two ethical theories: teleology and deontology while Part Three enunciates and discusses rule-utilitarianism, a third ethical theory. The book will appeal to undergraduate students of philosophy in general and those of ethics in particular. Students of law, sociology, political science, religious studies and the general public should find it a useful companion because of its multidisciplinary approach. A review exercise is included at the end of the text to assist the student test his/her understanding of the concepts and issues discussed.

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy


Author: Professor John Rawls,Barbara Herman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042575
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
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The premier political philosopher of his day, John Rawls, in three decades of teaching at Harvard, has had a profound influence on the way philosophical ethics is approached and understood today. This book brings together the lectures that inspired a generation of students--and a regeneration of moral philosophy. It invites readers to learn from the most noted exemplars of modern moral philosophy with the inspired guidance of one of contemporary philosophy's most noteworthy practitioners and teachers. Central to Rawls's approach is the idea that respectful attention to the great texts of our tradition can lead to a fruitful exchange of ideas across the centuries. In this spirit, his book engages thinkers such as Leibniz, Hume, Kant, and Hegel as they struggle in brilliant and instructive ways to define the role of a moral conception in human life. The lectures delineate four basic types of moral reasoning: perfectionism, utilitarianism, intuitionism, and--the ultimate focus of Rawls's course--Kantian constructivism. Comprising a superb course on the history of moral philosophy, they also afford unique insight into how John Rawls has transformed our view of this history.

A Short History of Ethics

A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the 20th Century
Author: Alasdair MacIntyre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113468827X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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A Short History of Ethics has over the past thirty years become a key philosophical contribution to studies on morality and ethics. Alasdair MacIntyre writes a new preface for this second edition which looks at the book 'thirty years on' and considers its impact. A Short History of Ethics guides the reader through the history of moral philosophy from the Greeks to contemporary times. MacIntyre emphasises the importance of a historical context to moral concepts and ideas showing the relevance of philosophical queries on moral concepts and the importance of a historical account of ethics. A Short History of Ethics is an important contribution written by one of the most important living philosophers. Ideal for all philosophy students interested in ethics and morality.

Phenomenological Approaches to Moral Philosophy

A Handbook
Author: Lester E. Embree
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402007705
Category: Philosophy
Page: 576
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Against the background of the recent revival of ethics, this handbook aims to show the great fertility of the phenomenological tradition for the study of ethics and moral philosophy by collecting a set of papers on the contributions to ethical thought by major phenomenological thinkers. Twenty-one chapters in the book are articles by experts who explore the thought of the major ethical thinkers in the first two generations of the phenomenological tradition and direct the reader toward the most relevant primary and secondary materials. The final three chapters of the book sketch more recent developments in various parts of the world, and the first three chapters investigate the relations between phenomenology and the dominant normative approaches in contemporary moral philosophy.

Moral Philosophy

A Guide to Ethical Theory
Author: Gerald Jones,Daniel Cardinal,Jeremy Hayward
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: 9780340888056
Category: Education
Page: 250
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An accessible, student-centred guide to the key ideas in moral philosophy. Suitable for both A Level and undergraduate study. This book provides an accessible, readable, student-centred guide to moral philosophy. Through lucid explanation, careful use of modern examples and engaging activities it leads students towards deeper understanding of all the key issues in the study of ethics. Key features include: - a clear overview of the key ideas in moral philosophy, including detailed examination of the prescribed areas of study: meta-ethics, prescriptive ethics and applied ethics - application of those ideas to the contemporary issues of abortion, euthanasia and animal rights - imaginative tasks and activities to stimulate thought and explore ethical ideas in an engaging and motivating way - key quotes from the significant writers, and interesting examples of ethical debate in film and literature - a critical analysis of the various ethical theories - end-of-chapter key point summaries covering what readers need to know to answer exam questions on moral philosophy and ethics - an extensive glossary of key words and ideas - thorough referencing to enable students to follow up key ideas and quotes in independent study.

Socialism, Feminism and Philosophy

A Radical Philosophy Reader
Author: Peter Osborne,Sean Sayers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134935099
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Since 1972, the journal Radical Philosophy has provided a forum for the discussion of radical and critical ideas in philosophy. It is the liveliest and probably the most widely read philosophical journal in Britain. This anthology reprints some of the best articles to have appeared in the journal during the past five years. It covers topics in social and moral philosophy which are central to current controversies on the left, focusing on theoretical issues raised by the socialist, feminist and environmental movements. Topics covered include feminist perspectives on a range of traditional philosophical issues and contemporary problems; theoretical questions involved in the rethinking of socialism and Marxism; and questions about the relation between humanity and nature raised by environmental debates. The pieces included engage with contemporary issues in critical terms, and represent the best of recent philosophical work on the left. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current state of radical thought.

The Invention of Autonomy

A History of Modern Moral Philosophy
Author: Jerome B. Schneewind
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521479387
Category: Philosophy
Page: 624
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Study of the history of moral philosophy which puts Kant's ethics into historical context.

Moral Relativism

A Reader
Author: Paul K. Moser,Thomas L. Carson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195131307
Category: Philosophy
Page: 337
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This volume is devoted solely to the topic of moral relativism. The 19 contemporary selections are nontechnical and fall under five main headings which include general issues of moral relativism, moral diversity, the coherence of moral relativism, and relativism, realism, and rationality.

Philosophy for as and a Level

Epistemology and Moral Philosophy
Author: Michael Lacewing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351696149
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Philosophy for AS and A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units shared by the AS and A Level, Epistemology and Moral Philosophy, in an engaging and student-friendly way. With chapters on 'How to do philosophy', exam preparation providing students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed, and an extensive glossary to support understanding, this book is ideal for students studying philosophy. Each chapter includes: argument maps that help to develop student's analytical and critical skills comprehension questions to test understanding discussion questions to generate evaluative argument explanation and commentary on the AQA set texts 'Thinking harder' sections cross-references to help students make connections bullet-point summaries of each topic. The companion website hosts a wealth of further resources, including PowerPoint slides, flashcards, further reading, weblinks and handouts, all structured to accompany the textbook. It can be found at?www.routledge.com/cw/alevelphilosophy.

Friendship

A Philosophical Reader
Author: Neera Kapur Badhwar
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801480973
Category: Psychology
Page: 332
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There has been a marked revival of interest among philosophers in the topic of friendship. This collection of fifteen essays presents an admirable range of the diverse contemporary approaches to friendship within philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first centers on the nature of friendship, the difference between friendship and other personal loves, and the importance of friendship in the individual's life. The second section discusses the moral significance of friendship and the response of various ethical theories and theorists (Aristotelian, Christian, Kantian, and consequentialist) to the phenomenon of friendship. The last section deals with the importance of personal and civic friendship in a good society. Badhwar's introduction is a comprehensive critical discussion of the issues raised by the essays: it relates them to each other, as well as to historical and contemporary discussions not included in the anthology, thus providing the reader with an integrated overview of the essays and their place in the larger philosophical picture. Contributors: Robert M. Adams; Julia Annas; Neera Kapur Badhwar; Marcia Baron; Lawrence Blum; Nathaniel Branden; John M. Cooper; Marilyn Friedman; C. S. Lewis; H. J. Paton; Peter Railton; Amelie O. Rorty; Mary Lyndon Shanley; Nancy Sherman; Michael Stocker; Laurence Thomas

Spinoza's 'Ethics'

A Reader's Guide
Author: J. Thomas Cook
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441196722
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
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The Ethics is one of the undisputed masterworks of early modern philosophy. In this single volume Spinoza offers the reader an unorthodox account of God, a novel version of the mind-body relation, a systematic theory of the emotions and a detailed prescription for human virtue and blessedness. Too controversial to be published during his lifetime, it was surreptitiously printed by Spinoza's friends after his death. Nowadays the Ethics is studied in university classes as an exemplary work of early modern rationalism. In Spinoza's 'Ethics': A Reader's Guide, J. Thomas Cook explains the philosophical background against which the book was written and the key themes inherent in the text. The book then guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole, before exploring the reception and influence of this classic philosophical work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

The Ethics of Food

A Reader for the Twenty-first Century
Author: Gregory E. Pence
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742513341
Category: Philosophy
Page: 287
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In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This comprehensive collection addresses a broad range of subjects, including the meaning of food, moral analyses of vegetarianism and starvation, the safety and environmental risks of genetically modified food, issues of global food politics and the food industry, and the relationships among food, evolution, and human history.

Readings in Moral Philosophy

First Edition
Author: Jonathan Wolff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393923606
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This NEW reader provides a more diverse selection of philosophers and ethical issues than any other book of its kind. Used on its own or as a companion to Jonathan Wolff’s An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, it offers an ideal collection of important readings in moral theory and compelling issues in applied ethics. Smart pedagogy and an affordable price make it an outstanding value for students.

Introduction to World Philosophy

A Multicultural Reader
Author: Daniel A. Bonevac
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195152319
Category: Philosophy
Page: 608
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Featuring selections from around the globe, Introduction to World Philosophy: A Multicultural Reader provides a diverse and engaging introduction to five key areas of philosophy: ethics, philosophy of mind and self, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. The editors have arranged these topics according to their increasing complexity--from the most concrete (ethics) to the most theoretical (philosophical theology)--making the material as accessible as possible for students. Organized both chronologically and geographically, the anthology's five parts include readings from Indian, Chinese, Greek, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Spanish, Latin-American, and African traditions, as well as selections from early modern, Kantian, and post-Kantian philosophy. Introduction to World Philosophy contains 136 selections (24 by women), organized into 25 chapters; these chapters are divided into 93 sections, each of which opens with a detailed introduction that prepares students for the readings that follow. The parts and chapters can be used in any order and in any combination. The text's unique modular structure gives instructors great flexibility in designing and teaching introduction to philosophy courses. The book is further enhanced by a glossary, a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/bonevac, and an Instructor's Manual (available both in print and on a CD) that offers suggested syllabi, discussion questions, test questions, suggested readings, and PowerPoint slides.

A short introduction to moral philosophy

in three books; containing the elements of ethicks and the law of nature
Author: Francis Hutcheson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethics
Page: 347
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Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morals'

A Reader's Guide
Author: Daniel Conway
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826478166
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
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A Reader's Guide to this classic 'anti-moral' text by an eminent Nietzsche academic.