Ethical Theory: Classical and Contemporary Readings / Edition 5

Ethical Theory: Classical and Contemporary Readings / Edition 5

by Louis P. Pojman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495006718

ISBN-13: 9780495006718

Pub. Date: 01/03/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This is one the most up-to-date and comprehensive anthologies in ethical theory, containing both classical and contemporary readings. The articles present students with a coherent and understandable framework; the presentation of each problem progresses from the classical to the contemporary, usually treating it in a dialectic (pro and con) form. It contains 72

Overview

This is one the most up-to-date and comprehensive anthologies in ethical theory, containing both classical and contemporary readings. The articles present students with a coherent and understandable framework; the presentation of each problem progresses from the classical to the contemporary, usually treating it in a dialectic (pro and con) form. It contains 72 cutting-edge articles in the field on such topics as evolutionary ethics. The anthology is structured around 13 crucial issues in ethical theory, including: the nature of ethics; ethical relativism; ethical egoism and evolutionary ethics; value, utilitarianism; deontological ethics; virtue ethics; the fact/value problem; moral realism and skepticism; morality and self-interest; ethics and religion; justice; and rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495006718
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/03/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is Ethics? 2. Ethical Relativism versus Ethical Objectivism. 3. Ethical Egotism, Altruism, and Evolution. 4. Value. 5. Utilitarianism. 6. Kantian and Deontological Systems. 7. Virtue-Based Ethical Systems. 8. The Fact/Value Problem: Metaethics in the Twentieth Century. 9. Moral Realism and the Challenge of Skepticism. 10. Morality and Self-Interest. 11. Religion and Ethics. 12. Justice. 13. Rights. A Glossary of Ethical Terms.

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