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Basic Moral Philosophy / Edition 2

Basic Moral Philosophy / Edition 2

by Robert L. Holmes


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ISBN-13: 9780534526634
Publisher: International Thomson Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Philosophy Ser.
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ronald L. Holmes, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Rochester. Author of ON WAR AND MORALITY and co-editor of NONVIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE CONCERNS OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY. 1. The Nature of Ethics. 2. Theories of Moral Right and Wrong. PART TWO: THE ETHICS OF VIRTUE. 3. Virtue in Ancient Philosophy. 4. Virtue and Happiness. PART THREE: THE ETHICS OF CONDUCT. 5. Virtue and Happiness: Ethical and Psychological Egoism. 6. The Divine Command Theory. 7. Natural Law Ethics. 8. Kantianism. 9. Consequentialism. 10. Justice. PART FOUR: TWO BASIC METAETHICAL CONCERNS. 11. Ethical Relativism. 12. Can Moral Principles Be Justified. PART FIVE: NEW BEARINGS IN ETHICS. 13. Personal Decision in Situation Ethics, Existentialism, and the Ethics of Caring. 14. Contextualism: An Ethics of Pragmatism.

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