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The premise of this ethical theory anthology is that the study of ethics represents, above all else, participation in the thinking of a long tradition of philosophers. Organized historically by philosopher, the book provides an introductory chapter on ethical concepts and helpful commentary and study questions throughout the reading selections. Morality and the Good Life is substantial enough for a full course in ethics, but it is concise enough to allow the instructor time to include other approaches in addition to the classic texts and materials presented in this volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072978957
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/26/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Clancy Martin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UMKC. He works on 19th and 20th Century European philosophy after Kant, the intersections of philosophy and literature, and the ethics of advertising and selling.

Clancy has authored, coauthored and edited several books in philosophy, including LOVE, LIES, AND MARRIAGE (forthcoming, Farrar Straus & Giroux), HONEST WORK (Oxford University Press, 2006) with Robert Solomon and Joanne Ciulla, and THE PHILOSOPHY OF DECEPTION (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He has published over two dozen articles and reviews on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Romanticism, and the virtue of truthfulness, and has also translated Nietzsche's THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA (Barnes and Noble Classics, 2006) and is presently translating Nietzsche's BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL for Hackett. Clancy also publishes fiction in NOON, MCSWEENEYS, and elsewhere.
In 2007 his story "The Best Jeweler" won The Pushcart Prize, and his first novel HOW TO SELL is forthcoming from Farrar Straus and Giroux in 2009, and will appear simultaneously in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and other languages.
Clancy earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he wrote a dissertation on Nietzsche's theory of deception under the late Robert C. Solomon.
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Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
What Is Ethics?
Ethics and Religion
The History of Ethics
Ethical Questions
What Is the Good Life?
Why Be Good? The Problem of Justification
Why Be Rational? The Place of Reason in Ethics
Which Is Right? Ethical Dilemmas
Ethical Concepts
Prudence and Morals
Happiness and the Good
Egoism and Altruism
Virtue and the Virtues
Facts and Values
Justice and Equality
Rights and Duties
Ethical Theories and Approaches
Kant and Deontology
Social Contract Theory
Ethical Relativism
Pluralism and History
Feminist Ethics
Prologue: Ethics and Religion
The Hebrew Bible
The Ten Commandments
The New Testament
The Qur'an
Ancient Asia
India: Hinduism and Buddhism
China: Confucianism and Taoism
China: Taoism
1. Plato
The Republic
What Is Justice?: Books I, II, and IV
The Myth of the Cave: From Book VII
2. Aristotle
The Nicomachean Ethics
The Goal of Human Activity: From Book I
Moral Virtue: From Book II
Friendship: From Books VIII and IX
3. Saint Augustine
The City of God
The City of God: From Books XIV, XIX, and XXII
The Problem of Evil: From Books V and XIV
4. Thomas Hobbes
Of the Interior Beginnings of Voluntary Motions Commonly Called the Passions and the Speeches by Which TheyAre Expressed
Of the Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery
Of the First and Second Natural Laws and of Contracts
Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealth
Of the Liberty of Subjects
5. David Hume
Treatise of Human Nature
On Virtue and Vice in General
Of Love and Hatred
An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Of the General Principles of Morals, Benevolence, and Justice: Sections I, II and III
Why Utility Pleases: From Section V
Virtue, Approval, and Self-Love: From Section IX and Appendix II
6. Immanuel Kant
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Empirical and A Priori Ethics: Preface
The Rational Basis of Morality: From Section 1
The Categorical Imperative: From Section 2
Freedom and Autonomy: From Section 3
7. John Stuart Mill
Happiness and the Summum Bonum: Chapter 1
What Utilitarianism Is: Chapter 2
The Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility: Chapter 3
The "Proof" of Utilitarianism: Chapter 4
Justice and Utility: Chapter 5
8. Friedrich Nietzsche
The Gay Science
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Beyond Good and Evil
The Natural History of Morals
What Is Noble?
On the Genealogy of Morals
"Good and Evil"; "Good and Bad"
"Guilt," "Bad Conscience," and Related Matters
Twilight of the Idols
Morality as Anti-Nature
The Antichrist
Revaluation of All Values
The Will to Power
9. Jean-Paul Sartre
Existentialism Is a Humanism
Being and Nothingness
Bad Faith
Freedom and Responsibility
10. Bertrand Russell
Ethics and Objectivity
A Critique of Subjectivism
Freedom and Happiness
11. John Rawls
A Theory of Justice
Justice as Fairness
Goodness as Rationality
The Sense of Justice
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