Moral Philosophy through the Ages / Edition 1

Moral Philosophy through the Ages / Edition 1

by James Fieser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0767412982

ISBN-13: 9780767412988

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This book takes a middle ground between the topical and historical approaches to Western ethics. The chapters are topically arranged, but preserve the flow of history in two ways. First, each chapter explains the historical development of the topic under consideration. Second, most chapters focus on a specific famous philosopher who championed a particular

Overview

This book takes a middle ground between the topical and historical approaches to Western ethics. The chapters are topically arranged, but preserve the flow of history in two ways. First, each chapter explains the historical development of the topic under consideration. Second, most chapters focus on a specific famous philosopher who championed a particular tradition, such as Aristotle, Locke, or Kant, and the chapters are chronologically ordered based on when these key philosophers lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767412988
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Cultural Relativism
2. Plato’s Moral Objectivism
3. Virtue Theory
4. Natural Law Theory
5. Morality and the Will of God
6. Social Contract Theory
7. Duty Theory
8. Natural and Human Rights
9. Moral Reason Versus Moral Feeling
10. Kant’s Categorical Imperative
11. Utilitarianism
12. Evolutionary Ethics
13. Emotivism and Prescriptivism
14. Best Reasons Morality and the Problem of Abortion
15. The Interrelation Between Different Ethical Theories
Glossary
Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >