Morality and the Good Life with Free Ethics Powerweb / Edition 4

Morality and the Good Life with Free Ethics Powerweb / Edition 4

by Robert C. Solomon, Clancy W. Martin, Clancy W. Martin
     
 


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 theSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072978957
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/26/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
How to Use this Book
Introduction
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
Universality
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
Teleology
Utilitarianism
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
Buddhism
China: Confucianism and Taoism
China: Taoism
1. Plato
Crito
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
Leviathan
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
Utilitarianism
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
Subjectivism
A Critique of Subjectivism
Freedom and Happiness
11. John Rawls
A Theory of Justice
Justice as Fairness
Goodness as Rationality
The Sense of Justice
Glossary

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