Ethics Toolkit / Edition 1

Ethics Toolkit / Edition 1

by Julian Baggini, Peter S. Fosl
     
 

The Ethics Toolkit provides an accessible and engaging compendium of concepts, theories, and strategies relevant to the philosophical practice of ethical reflection and criticism. Following the format of The Philosopher’s Toolkit, this volume focuses on ethics, emphasizing philosophical methods and applications as well as various theories and

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The Ethics Toolkit provides an accessible and engaging compendium of concepts, theories, and strategies relevant to the philosophical practice of ethical reflection and criticism. Following the format of The Philosopher’s Toolkit, this volume focuses on ethics, emphasizing philosophical methods and applications as well as various theories and controversies in the area. Written in an accessible and engaging style appropriate for use both inside and beyond the classroom, the entries are enlivened through the use of relevant examples, applied explanations, test cases, critical reviews, cross-references, and a helpful appendix. This indispensable resource will encourage students and general readers to think critically about ethics and teach them how to engage intelligently in ethical study, thought, and debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405132312
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/02/2007
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
343,477
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Julian Baggini is editor and co-publisher of The Philosophers’ Magazine. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books on philosophy. His journalism also appears in newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement, and Times Educational Supplement. His PhD was awarded by University College London in 1996.

Peter S. Fosl is Professor of Philosophy at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, and recipient of the 2006 Acorn Award for Kentucky’s outstanding university teacher of the year. Educated at Bucknell University, Emory University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Edinburgh, Fosl is a contributing editor to The Philosophers’ Magazine and co-editor of the Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes on British philosophers. He has published on Hume, skepticism, the philosophy of religion, and topics in the history of philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

INTRODUCTION.

I The Grounds of Ethics.

1.1 Aesthetics.

1.2 Agency.

1.3 Authority.

1.4 Autonomy.

1.5 Care.

1.6 Character.

1.7 Conscience.

1.8 Evolution.

1.9 Finitude.

1.10 Flourishing.

1.11 Harmony.

1.12 Interest.

1.13 Intuition.

1.14 Merit.

1.15 Natural Law.

1.16 Need.

1.17 Pain and pleasure.

1.18 Revelation.

1.19 Rights.

1.20 Sympathy.

1.21 Tradition and history.

II Frameworks for Ethics.

2.1 Consequentialism.

2.2 Contractarianism.

2.3 Cultural critique.

2.4 Deontological ethics.

2.5 Discourse Ethics.

2.6 Divine command.

2.7 Egoism.

2.8 Hedonism.

2.9 Naturalism.

2.10 Particularism.

2.11 Perfectionism.

2.12 Pragmatism.

2.13 Rationalism.

2.14 Relativism.

2.15 Subjectivism.

2.16 Virtue ethics.

III Central Concepts in Ethics.

3.1 Absolute/Relative.

3.2 Act/Rule.

3.3 Bad/evil.

3.4 Beneficence/non-maleficence.

3.5 Cause/reason.

3.6 Cognitivism/non-cognitivism.

3.7 Commission/omission.

3.8 Consent.

3.9 Facts/values.

3.10 The Golden Mean.

3.11 Honour/shame.

3.12 Individual/collective.

3.13 Injury.

3.14 Intentions/consequences.

3.15 Internalism/externalism.

3.16 Intrinsic/instrumental Value.

3.17 Legal/moral.

3.18 Liberation/oppression.

3.19 Means/ends.

3.20 Metaethics/normative ethics.

3.21 Moral subjects/moral agents.

3.22 Prudence.

3.23 Public and private.

3.24 Stoic cosmopolitanism.

IV Assessment, Judgement & Critique.

4.1 Alienation.

4.2 Authenticity.

4.3 Consistency.

4.4 Counterexamples.

4.5 Fairness.

4.6 Fallacies.

4.7 Impartiality and Objectivity.

4.8 The ‘is/ought’ gap.

4.9 Justice and lawfulness.

4.10 Just war theory.

4.11 Paternalism.

4.12 Proportionality.

4.13 Reflective equilibrium.

4.14 Restoration.

4.15 Sex and gender.

4.16 Speciesism.

4.17 Thought Experiments.

4.18 Universalisability.

V The Limits of Ethics.

5.1 Akrasia.

5.2 Amoralism.

5.3 Bad faith and self-deception.

5.4 Casuistry and Rationalisation.

5.5 Fallenness.

5.6 False consciousness.

5.7 Free Will and Determinism.

5.8 Moral Luck.

5.9 Nihilism.

5.10 Pluralism.

5.11 Power.

5.12 Radical particularity.

5.13 Scepticism.

5.14 The Separateness of Persons.

5.15 Standpoint.

5.16 Supererogation.

5.17 Tragedy

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