Ethical Traditions

Ethical Traditions

by Paul A. Newberry



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767407489
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ethics1
Issues in Ethics3
How to Read the Text4
Ancient Ethics
Socrates (c. 470-399 B.C.)6
Plato (c. 428-347 B.C.)21
from Euthyphro22
from Republic, Book I36
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)45
from Nicomachean Ethics, Books I and II46
Hellenistic and Roman Ethics
Epicurus (c. 341-270 B.C.)68
Letter to Menoeceus; Principal Doctrines69
Epictetus (c. A.D. 50-130)78
Medieval Ethics
St. Augustine (354-430)97
from The City of God98
St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274)108
from Summa Theologica110
Modern Ethics
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)122
from Leviathan123
Mary Astell (1666-1731)137
from A Serious Proposal to the Ladies137
Catherine Trotter Cockburn (1679-1749)149
"On Moral Virtue, and Its Natural Tendency to Happiness"149
David Hume (1711-1776)152
from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals153
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)170
from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals171
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)185
from A Vindication of the Rights of Men186
from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman194
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)202
from Utilitarianism203
Karl Marx (1818-1883)217
from Communist Manifesto218
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)230
from Genealogy of Morals; Beyond Good and Evil231
Early Twentieth-Century Ethics
G. E. Moore243
from Principia Ethica244
John Dewey254
from The Quest for Certainty255
W. D. Ross273
from The Right and the Good274
A. J. Ayer286
from Language, Truth and Logic287
Jean-Paul Sartre300
from Existentialism Is a Humanism301
Contemporary Ethics
G. E. M. (Elizabeth) Anscombe310
"Modern Moral Philosophy"310
John Rawls327
from A Theory of Justice328
Bernard Williams339
from Utilitarianism: For and Against339
Thomas E. Hill, Jr.355
"Servility and Self-Respect"355
Susan Wolf369
"Moral Saints"369
Michael Ruse and Edward O. Wilson386
"Moral Philosophy as Applied Science"386
Virginia Held397
"Feminism and Moral Theory"397

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