Ethics after Anscombe: Post ''Modern Moral Philosophy'' / Edition 1

Ethics after Anscombe: Post ''Modern Moral Philosophy'' / Edition 1

by D.J. Richter
     
 

The outstanding features of this book are that it directly confronts the challenge posed by G.E.M. Anscombe in Modern Moral Philosophy of how moral philosophy can be done, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on virtue theory and anti-theory in ethics, and it shows the relevance of such theoretical discussion by grounding it in, and applying it to,

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The outstanding features of this book are that it directly confronts the challenge posed by G.E.M. Anscombe in Modern Moral Philosophy of how moral philosophy can be done, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on virtue theory and anti-theory in ethics, and it shows the relevance of such theoretical discussion by grounding it in, and applying it to, contemporary moral issues such as abortion, suicide, and the moral status of animals. No other book currently available covers this ground. The book is aimed primarily at upper-level undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in philosophy, but it should be accessible to anyone with an interest in practical ethics or the philosophy of Wittgenstein.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048153718
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Series:
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy Series, #5
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. The incoherence of the Moral 'Ought'. 2. Is Moral Philosophy Possible?: Wittgenstein and Anscombe. 3. How to do Moral Philosophy. Part 1: Lovibond and Bambrough. 4. How to do Moral Philosophy. Part 2: Virtue and Anti-Theory. 5. The Ethics of Suicide. 6. Persons, Babies and Martians: The Philosophy of Abortion. 7. Does Meat Mean Murder? 8. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

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