Moral Philosophy: A Reader

Author: Louis P. Pojman,Peter Tramel
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603845038
Category: Philosophy
Page: 464
View: 8199
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 (Third Edition)

Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872206618
Category: Philosophy
Page: 384
View: 9563
The third edition builds on the strengths of the second by including a unit of classic readings in applied ethics.

Moral Philosophy: A Reader (Fourth Edition)

Author: Louis P. Pojman,Peter Tramel
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 160384502X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 464
View: 5674
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.

Medicine and Moral Philosophy

A "Philosophy and Public Affairs" Reader
Author: Marshall Cohen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400853567
Category: Medical
Page: 322
View: 1301
Responding to the increased public interest in the moral aspects of medical practice, this collection of essays focuses on questions of justice and injustice in the delivery and distribution of medical care and on problems concerning the rights of patients in their relationship to doctors, medical institutions, and government. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Introduction to Ethics

A Reader
Author: Andrew J. Dell'Olio,Caroline Simon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780742563568
Category: Philosophy
Page: 465
View: 7094
"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 --

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy

Author: Professor John Rawls,Barbara Herman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042575
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
View: 4906
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.

Life and Death

A Reader in Moral Problems
Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Education
Page: 571
View: 6308
This anthology examines 11 key issues dealing with the beginning and end of life, and presents a balanced set of 67 classic and contemporary readings on each of them. It is unique in its coverage of applied ethics, medical topics, and broad theoretical considerations of issues of life and death—the sanctity of life versus the quality of life, and the meaning of life and death. The section on Ethical Theory covers the classic theories as well as ethical relativism to orient students to the nature and importance of ethics. The section on the sanctity of life versus the quality of life examines a vital but often neglected issue in moral philosophy. Introductions and study questions accompany each major reading.

Moral Philosophy

A Guide to Ethical Theory
Author: Gerald Jones,Daniel Cardinal,Jeremy Hayward
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: 9780340888056
Category: Education
Page: 250
View: 8583
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.


A Philosophical Reader
Author: Neera Kapur Badhwar
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801480973
Category: Psychology
Page: 332
View: 5039
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

A Short History of Ethics

A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century
Author: Alasdair C. MacIntyre
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415173981
Category: Ethics
Page: 280
View: 3363
Widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, this important text presents in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times.

Socialism, Feminism and Philosophy

A Radical Philosophy Reader
Author: Peter Osborne,Sean Sayers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134935099
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 4682
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.

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
View: 3838
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.

Ethics & International Affairs

A Reader, Third Edition
Author: Joel H. Rosenthal,Christian Barry
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589017218
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 5686
The third edition of Ethics & International Affairs provides a fresh selection of classroom resources, ideal for courses in international relations, ethics, foreign policy, and related fields. Published with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, this collection contains some of the best contemporary scholarship on international ethics, written by a group of distinguished political scientists, political theorists, philosophers, applied ethicists, and economic development specialists. Each contributor explores how moral theory can inform policy choices regarding topics such as war and intervention, international organizations, human rights, and global economic justice. This book provides an entry point into these key debates and offers a platform for further discussion. Published in cooperation with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Ethics of Spying

A Reader for the Intelligence Professional
Author: Jan Goldman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856400
Category: Political Science
Page: 413
View: 5214
This is the first book to offer the best essays, articles, and speeches on ethics and intelligence that demonstrate the complex moral dilemmas in intelligence collection, analysis, and operations. Some are recently declassified and never before published, and all are written by authors whose backgrounds are as varied as their insights, including Robert M. Gates, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; John P. Langan, the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University; and Loch K. Johnson, Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia and recipient of the Owens Award for contributions to the understanding of U.S. intelligence activities. Creating the foundation for the study of ethics and intelligence by filling in the gap between warfare and philosophy, this is a valuable collection of literature for building an ethical code that is not dependent on any specific agency, department, or country.

Philosophy for as and a Level

Epistemology and Moral Philosophy
Author: Michael Lacewing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351696149
Page: N.A
View: 6840
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?

Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morals'

A Reader's Guide
Author: Daniel Conway
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826478166
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
View: 2960
A Reader's Guide to this classic 'anti-moral' text by an eminent Nietzsche academic.

Geschichte der politischen Philosophie

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518296226
Category: Political science
Page: 671
View: 1017

Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments: A Stone Reader

Author: Peter Catapano,Simon Critchley
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492993
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
View: 3998
A necessary companion to the acclaimed Stone Reader, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments is a landmark collection for contemporary ethical thought. Since 2010, The Stone—the immensely popular, award-winning philosophy series in The New York Times—has revived and reinterpreted age-old inquires to speak to our modern condition. This new collection of essays from the series does for modern ethics what The Stone Reader did for modern philosophy. New York Times editor Peter Catapano and best-selling author and philosopher Simon Critchley have curated an unparalleled collection that illuminates just how imperative ethical thinking is in our day-to-day life. Like its predecessor, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments explores long-standing ethical and moral issues in light of our most urgent dilemmas. Divided into twelve sections, the book opens with a series of broad arguments on existence, human nature and morality. Indeed, “big” questions of the human condition are explored by some of our best-known and most accomplished living philosophers: What is the meaning of our existence? Should we really “do what we love”? How should we respond to evil? Is pure altruism possible? Along with these examinations of timeless moral conundrums, readers will find arguments in the more contentious areas of religion and government: Can we have a moral life without God? Does it really matter if God exists? Is patriotism moral? Accessible and provocative, these pieces expose the persistence of the most basic themes and questions of moral and ethical life. Many of the essays stress the crucial importance of directly engaging the most pressing moral dilemmas in modern life. Should we be the last generation, knowing all the harm we’ve done to our planet? Should we embrace our inner carnivores, or swear off all animal products? From gun control and drone warfare to the morals of marriage and reproduction, readers will view familiar debates in new, surprising lights. The editors have meticulously arranged this book to reflect a wide range of perspectives, voices and rhetorical strategies. By directly addressing some of the most complex and troubling issues we face today—racial discrimination, economic inequality, immigration, citizenship and more—the volume reveals the profound power of ethics in shaping our perceptions of nearly every aspect of our lives. A jargon-free, insightful compendium, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments offers a panoramic view of morality and is a critical addition to The Stone Reader that will energize and enliven the world of ethical thought in both the classroom and everyday American life. Including… The Meaningfulness of Lives by Todd May * A Life Beyond “Do What You Love” by Gordon Marino * Evolution and our Inner Conflict by Edward O. Wilson * Morals Without God? by Frans de Waal * Does It Matter Whether God Exists? by Gary Gutting * The Moral Hazard of Drones by John Kaag and Sarah Kreps * Can Refugees Have Human Rights? by Omri Boehm * Dear White America by George Yancy * Girlfriend, Mother, Professor? by Carol Hay * The End of “Marriage” by Laurie Shrage * When Vegans Won’t Compromise by Bob Fischer and James McWilliams * Should This Be the Last Generation? by Peter Singer

International Ethics

Author: Lawrence A. Alexander,Larry Alexander
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691022345
Category: History
Page: 314
View: 2622
This book is comprised of essays previously published in Philosophy & Public Affairs and also an extended excerpt from Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars.

Phenomenological Approaches to Moral Philosophy

A Handbook
Author: J.J. Drummond,Lester Embree
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401599246
Category: Philosophy
Page: 579
View: 7053
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. The contributing experts 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.