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Beyond the New Morality: The Responsibilities of Freedom / Edition 3

Beyond the New Morality: The Responsibilities of Freedom / Edition 3

by Germain Grisez, Russell Shaw, Russell B. Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268006792

ISBN-13: 9780268006792

Pub. Date: 10/01/1988

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

First published in 1974, with a second, revised edition in 1980, Beyond the New Morality has been used widely in introductory ethics courses at the undergraduate level. The book appeals to those who want something not overburdened with theory, and presented in a contemporary idiom. In this third edition of the now standard classroom text, Grisez and Shaw retain the

Overview

First published in 1974, with a second, revised edition in 1980, Beyond the New Morality has been used widely in introductory ethics courses at the undergraduate level. The book appeals to those who want something not overburdened with theory, and presented in a contemporary idiom. In this third edition of the now standard classroom text, Grisez and Shaw retain the best elements of the earlier versions, including their clear, straightforward presentation and use of nontechnical language. Although the basic approach, content, and organization remain substantially the same, the new edition does develop and amend some aspects of the theory. For example, the community dimension of morality is brought out more clearly and the first principle of morality is now formulated more accurately in terms of willing in line with integral human fulfillment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268006792
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(241)
The Roots of the Ethical Problem
2(2)
Why Ethics Is Important
4(2)
The Nature of This Book
6(2)
The Plan of the Book
8(2)
Story of the Book
10(1)
Freedom Means Responsibility
11(12)
Freedom Is Physical Freedom
12(1)
Freedom Is Doing As One Pleases
13(1)
Ideal Freedom, Creative Freedom, and Political Freedom
14(3)
Freedom Is Self-Determination
17(2)
Determinism
19(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
22(1)
Being a Person Is a Lifelong Job
23(12)
Remaining a Person Is Not the Problem
23(1)
Becoming a Person Is Not the Problem
24(1)
The Problem Is How to Be a Person
25(3)
Self-Determination
28(1)
Character and "Fundamental Option"
29(2)
Giving Meaning to Life
31(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
33(2)
What Fulfillment Isn't
35(8)
The Problem with Pleasure
35(2)
Fulfillment Isn't Looking Ahead
37(3)
A Goal to Be Achieved after Death?
40(3)
Questions for Review and Discussion
42(1)
Fulfillment Is Being a Complete Person
43(11)
A Whole Life
43(2)
The Question of Commitment
45(5)
How Self-Determination Works
50(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
53(1)
Persons Complete One Another
54(12)
Others As Objects
54(2)
Others As Community
56(3)
Individual, Society, and Societies
59(3)
Community and Human Purposes
62(4)
Question for Review and Discussion
64(2)
We Don't Always Know What Is Good for Us
66(11)
Cultural Relativism
67(4)
Individualistic Subjectivism
71(6)
Questions for Review and Discussion
75(2)
Human Goods: Reasons for Choices
77(12)
Purposes
77(2)
Eight Categories of Basic Human Goods
79(4)
Human Goods: Aspects of Our Personhood
83(6)
Questions for Review and Discussion
87(2)
"Ought" Points Toward Fullness of Being
89(8)
Good and Ought, Bad and Ought Not
90(2)
Being and Being More
92(2)
What about Morality?
94(3)
Questions for Review and Discussion
96(1)
The First Principle of Morality
97(11)
A Matter of Choice
97(2)
Two Ways of Choosing
99(4)
The First Principle of Morality
103(2)
The Meaning of Immorality
105(3)
Questions for Review and Discussion
107(1)
The Ethics of Love
108(9)
Relatives and Absolutes
108(3)
Utilitarianism
111(3)
Love Is/Isn't Everything
114(3)
Questions for Review and Discussion
116(1)
Guidelines for Love
117(12)
The Golden Rule
119(2)
Patience and Readiness to Forgive
121(1)
Sharing and Cooperation
121(1)
Readiness to Act
122(1)
Fortitude
123(1)
Self-control
124(1)
Reality vs. Illusion
125(1)
In General ...
126(3)
Questions for Review and Discussion
127(2)
Persons, Means, and Ends
129(11)
Respecting Human Goods
131(3)
Are There Inalienable Rights?
134(2)
Ethical Absolutes and Consequentialist Solutions
136(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
139(1)
When Action Is Ambiguous
140(14)
Not Either/Or but Both/And
140(2)
Two Kinds of Ambiguity
142(4)
Killing the Unborn
146(1)
Other Examples
147(3)
War
150(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
152(2)
Duties: Responsibilities in Community
154(17)
Contractual Duty
154(2)
Communities and Duties
156(4)
Authority
160(1)
In Search of Community
161(3)
The Moral Limits of Duties
164(2)
When Duties Conflict
166(5)
Questions for Review and Discussion
169(2)
Our Development As Persons Depends on Us
171(11)
Freedom's Power and Limits
172(2)
Moral Ideals
174(4)
Overcoming Obstacles to Freedom
178(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
180(2)
Shaping the Future
182(12)
What Education Cannot Do
183(2)
What Education Can Do
185(2)
Rules for Children
187(4)
Religious Training
191(3)
Questions for Review and Discussion
192(2)
Progress in Perspective
194(11)
Is Progress Possible?
195(2)
Progress vs. Freedom
197(3)
The Search for Panaceas
200(5)
Questions for Review and Discussion
203(2)
Revolution and Reform
205(11)
Realistic Limits
205(2)
Social Relationships
207(4)
Reform of Community
211(5)
Questions for Review and Discussion
215(1)
The Role of Religion
216(13)
Religion: Evasion of Responsibility?
218(2)
Religion and Freedom
220(2)
Religion and Evil
222(3)
Religion and Hope
225(4)
Questions for Review and Discussion
227(2)
We Must Decide who we Shall Be
229(13)
Religion and the Religious Quest
230(3)
Making Commitments to Organize One's Life
233(3)
Making Commitments: Right Ways and Wrong
236(2)
Character and Virtue
238(2)
Finally ...
240(2)
Questions for Review and Discussion
242(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading and Research 242(10)
Index 252

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