Normative Ethics / Edition 1

Normative Ethics / Edition 1

by Shelly Kagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813308461

ISBN-13: 9780813308463

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an act’s rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral…  See more details below

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Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an act’s rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers.The first half of the book presents a systematic survey of the basic normative factors, focusing on controversial questions concerning the precise content of each factor, its scope and significance, and its relationship to other factors. The second half of the book then examines the competing theories about the foundations of normative ethics, theories that attempt to explain why the basic normative factors have the moral significance that they do.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813308463
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Dimensions of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Preliminaries1
2The Good25
3Doing Harm70
4Other Constraints106
5Further Factors153
6Teleological Foundations189
7Deontological Foundations240
Suggested Readings305
References321
About the Book and Author329
Index331

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