Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions / Edition 2

Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions / Edition 2

by Arthur F. Holmes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830828036

ISBN-13: 9780830828036

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

With over 60,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1984, Ethics has served numerous generations of students as a classic introduction to philosophical ethics from a Christian perspective.

Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed somewhat, and in this second edition Arthur Holmes adjusts the argument and information throughout,

Overview

With over 60,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1984, Ethics has served numerous generations of students as a classic introduction to philosophical ethics from a Christian perspective.

Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed somewhat, and in this second edition Arthur Holmes adjusts the argument and information throughout, completely rewriting the original chapter on virtue ethics and adding a new chapter on the moral agent.

Holmes addresses the questions: What is good? What is right? How can we know? In doing so he also surveys a variety of approaches to ethics, including cultural relativism, emotivism, ethical egoism and utilitarianism—all with an acknowledgment of the new postmodern environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830828036
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Contours of Christian Philosophy Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
303,499
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

General Preface to the Contours of Christian Philosophy Series
Preface to the Second Edition
1. The Moral Revolution
2. Cultural Relativism
3. Emotivist Ethics
4. Ethical Egoism
5. Utilitarianism
6. Toward a Christian Ethic
7. Moral Knowledge
8. The Basis of Obligation
9. Human Rights
10. Criminal Punishment
11. Can We Legislate Morality?
12. Sex and Marriage
13. The Moral Agent
14. Virtue Ethics
Further Reading
Notes

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