Elements of Moral Philosophy 4 Edition / Edition 4

Elements of Moral Philosophy 4 Edition / Edition 4

by James Rachels
     
 

ISBN-10: 007282574X

ISBN-13: 9780072825749

Pub. Date: 05/17/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The texts versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory

Overview

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The texts versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072825749
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/17/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the Fourth Edition CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS MORALITY? The Problem of Definition First Example: Baby Theresa Second Example: Jodie and Mary Third Example: Tracy Latimer Reason and Impartiality The Minimum Conception of Morality CHAPTER 2: THE CHALLENGE OF CULTURAL RELATIVISM How Different Societies Have Different Moral Codes Cultural Relativism The Cultural Differences Argument The Consequences of Taking Cultural Relativism Seriously Why There is Less Disagreement than it Seems How All Cultures Have Some Values in Common Judging a Cultural Practice to be Undesirable What Can be Learned from Cultural Relativism CHAPTER 3: SUBJECTIVISM IN ETHICS The Basic Idea of Ethical Subjectivism The Evolution of the Theory The First Stage: Simple Subjectivism The Second Stage: Emotivism Are There Any Moral Facts? Are There Proofs in Ethics? The Question of Homosexuality CHAPTER 4: DOES MORALITY DEPEND ON RELIGION? The Presumed Connection Between Morality and Religion (and more...)

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