Mortality And The Human Goods / Edition 1

Mortality And The Human Goods / Edition 1

by Alfonso Gomez-Lobo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878408851

ISBN-13: 9780878408856

Pub. Date: 12/18/2001

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

A concise and accessible introduction to natural law ethics, this book introduces readers to the mainstream tradition of Western moral philosophy. Building on philosphers from Plato through Aquinas to John Finnis, Alfonso Gomez-Lobo links mortality to the protection of basic human goods--life, family, friendship, work and play, the experiences of beauty, knowledge,…  See more details below

Overview

A concise and accessible introduction to natural law ethics, this book introduces readers to the mainstream tradition of Western moral philosophy. Building on philosphers from Plato through Aquinas to John Finnis, Alfonso Gomez-Lobo links mortality to the protection of basic human goods--life, family, friendship, work and play, the experiences of beauty, knowledge, and integrity--elements essential to a flourishing, happy human life.
Making arguments consistent with Catholic teaching but not based on theological considerations, this book falls squarely within the field of philosophical ethics and will be of interest to readers of any background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878408856
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
12/18/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
811,589
Product dimensions:
0.38(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Original Setting: Plato's Crito

1. A First Principle

2. Supplementary Principles of Practical Rationality: Basic Human Goods

3. General Comments on Basic Goods

4. Prudential Guidelines for the Pursuit of Basic Goods

5. Agents, Actions, Consequences

6. Judging Actions: Moral Norms

7. On Abortion

8. On Euthanasia

9. Epilogue: At the Moral Crossroads

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