Normative Ethics

Normative Ethics

by Shelly Kagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813308453

ISBN-13: 9780813308456

Pub. Date: 11/13/1997

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 philosophers. Intended for…  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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813308456
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
11/13/1997
Series:
Dimensions of Philosophy Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.18(d)

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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