Ethics: Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers / Edition 11

Ethics: Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers / Edition 11

by Oliver A. Johnson, Andrews Reath
     
 

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ISBN-10: 053845282X

ISBN-13: 9780538452823

Pub. Date: 01/21/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The most important moral philosophers of the Western tradition all in one place! Chronologically organized to illuminate each writer's role in the history of ethics, the book's comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of ideas in the history of Western moral philosophy, as well as contemporary moral philosophy. Selections from the contemporary period are

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The most important moral philosophers of the Western tradition all in one place! Chronologically organized to illuminate each writer's role in the history of ethics, the book's comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of ideas in the history of Western moral philosophy, as well as contemporary moral philosophy. Selections from the contemporary period are designed to highlight the continuity between the history of moral philosophy and contemporary moral theory. The collection includes an introduction to ethical theory, introductions to each of the major historical periods, brief introductions to each selection, and new study tools to help focus your reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538452823
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/21/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
578,754
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One: THE CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL ERAS. 1. Socrates. Euthyphro. 2. Plato. Republic. 3. Aristotle. The Nicomachean Ethics. 4. Epicurus. Epicurus to Menoeceus. 5. Epictetus. The Encheiridion. 6. St. Augustine. Of the Morals of the Catholic Church. The Enchiridion. 7. St. Thomas Aquinas. Summa Contra Gentiles. Summa Theologica. Part Two: THE MODERN WORLD. 8. Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan. 9. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature. 10. Immanuel Kant. Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals. 11. Jeremy Bentham. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. 12. John Stuart Mill. Utilitarianism. 13. Søren Kierkegaard. The Journals. Either/Or. Fear and Trembling. 14. Karl Marx. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts. 15. Friedrich Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil. On the Genealogy of Morality. Part Three: THE CONTEMPORARY ERA. 16. G. E. Moore. Principia Ethica. 17. W.D. Ross. The Right and the Good. 18. A.J. Ayer. Language, Truth and Logic. 19. Jean-Paul Sartre. Existentialism. 20. Bernard Williams. Relativism. 21. John Rawls. A Theory of Justice. 22. R.M. Hare. A Utilitarian Approach to Ethics. Moral Thinking. 23. T.M. Scanlon. Contractualism and Utilitarianism. 24. Thomas Nagel. The View From Nowhere. 25. Bernard Williams. Persons, Character and Morality. 26. Gilbert Harman. Is There a Single True Morality? 27. Philippa Foot. Does Subjectivism Rest on a Mistake? 28. Christine M. Korsgaard. Self-Constitution in the Ethics of Plato and Kant. 29. Philip Quinn. God and Morality. 30. Annette C. Baier. The Need for More than Justice.

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