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 (Third Edition)


Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872206618
Category: Philosophy
Page: 384
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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
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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.

Medicine and Moral Philosophy

A "Philosophy and Public Affairs" Reader
Author: Marshall Cohen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400853567
Category: Medical
Page: 322
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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.

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.

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 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
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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
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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.

Moral Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction


Author: Daniel R. DeNicola
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1554813549
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
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Moral Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction is a compact yet comprehensive book offering an explication and critique of the major theories that have shaped philosophical ethics. Engaging with both historical and contemporary figures, this book explores the scope, limits, and requirements of morality. DeNicola traces our various attempts to ground morality: in nature, in religion, in culture, in social contracts, and in aspects of the human person such as reason, emotions, caring, and intuition.

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.

Philosophy for as and a Level

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

Phenomenological Approaches to Moral Philosophy

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

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.

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.

The Categorical Imperative

A Study in Kant's Moral Philosophy
Author: H. J. Paton
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812210231
Category: Philosophy
Page: 283
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A classic exposition of Kant's ethical thought.

Hindu Ethics

A Philosophical Study
Author: Roy W. Perrett
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820855
Category: Religion
Page: 105
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This philosophical study offers a representation of the logical structure of classical Hindu ethics and argues for the availability of at least the core of this ethical system for Westerners.

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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Morality, Rules, and Consequences

A Critical Reader
Author: Elinor Mason,Brad Hooker,Dale E. Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742509702
Category: Philosophy
Page: 260
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What determines whether an action is right or wrong? One appealing idea is that a moral code ought to contain a number of rules that tell people how to behave and that are simple and few enough to be easily learned. Another appealing idea is that the consequences of actions matter, often more than anything else. Rule consequentialism tries to weave these two ideas into a general theory of morality. This theory holds that morally wrong actions are the ones forbidden by rules whose acceptance would maximize the overall good. Morality, Rules, and Consequences: A Critical Reader explores for students and researchers the relationship between consequentialist theory and moral rules. Most of the chapters focus on rule consequentialism or on the distinction between act and rule versions of consequentialism. Contributors, among them the leading philosophers in the discipline, suggest ways of assessing whether rule consequentialism could be a satisfactory moral theory. These essays, all of which are previously unpublished, provide students in moral philosophy with essential material and ask key questions on just what the criteria for an adequate moral theory might be.

Normative Ethics


Author: Shelly Kagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429978286
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an acts rightness or wrongness in terms of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy. }Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an acts rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers. The first half of the book presents a systematic survey of the basic normative factors, focusing on controversial questions concerning the precise content of each factor, its scope and significance, and its relationship to other factors. The second half of the book then examines the competing theories about the foundations of normative ethics, theories that attempt to explain why the basic normative factors have the moral significance that they do.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.

The Moral Philosophers

An Introduction to Ethics
Author: Richard J. Norman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 229
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The second edition of this accessible book features a new chapter on Nietzsche and an entirely new Part III that covers contemporary utilitarianism, rights-based ethical theories, contractarian ethics and virtue ethics, and recent debates between realism and anti-realism in ethics. The strengths of the first edition--its readability, historical approach, coverage of specific moral philosophers, and detailed recommended reading sections at the beginning of each chapter--combined with the new material make this an essential resource for all readers interested in ethics.