ISBN-10:
0415803888
ISBN-13:
2900415803884
Pub. Date:
01/13/2011
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

by Harry J Gensler

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Overview

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

Ethics introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy, and relates them to specific issues, such as racism, education and abortion. The book allows for a fair treatment of different views, and suggests the practical method for forming

moral beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415803884
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/13/2011
Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Harry J. Gensler, S.J., is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Some of his other books include Formal Ethics (1996), Ethics: Contemporary Readings (2004), Anthology of Catholic Philosophy (2005), Historical Dictionary of Logic (2006), Historical Dictionary of Ethics (2008), Ethics and the Golden Rule (2013), Ethics and Religion (2016), and Introduction to Logic, Third Edition (2017).

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Philosophy

Logical Reasoning

Moral Philosophy

Why Study Ethics?

Study Suggestions

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 1: CULTURAL RELATIVISM

Ima Relativist

Objections to CR

Moral

Diversity

Objective Values

Social Science

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

Ima Subjectivist

Objections to SB

Ima Idealist

Objections to IO

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further

Study

CHAPTER 3: SUPERNATURALISM

Ima Supernaturalist

Knowing God's Will

Ethics and Atheists

Socrates's Question

SN Arguments

Ethics and Religion

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 4:

INTUITIONISM

Ima Intuitionist

Objective Truths

Self-evident Truths

Objections

Reconstruction

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 5: EMOTIVISM

Ima Emotivist

"Good" is Emotional

Moral Reasoning

Positivism Problems

Other Objections

Moderate Emotivism

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 6: PRESCRIPTIVISM

Ima Prescriptivist

Freedom and Reason

Moral Reasoning

Against Nazis

Objections

Chapter

Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 7: CONSISTENCY

Avoiding an Impasse

Consistency in Beliefs

Consistency in Will

Racist Arguments

Impartiality

Why be Consistent?

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further

Study

CHAPTER 8: THE GOLDEN RULE

A GR Theorem

The Literal Rule

Masochists

GR Questions

Why follow GR?

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 9: MORAL RATIONALITY

Rationality Conditions

Rational

Desires

GR and Racism

Moral Education

Rationality Questions

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 10: CONSEQUENTIALISM

Normative Ethics

Ima Utilitarian

Consequentialisms

Bizarre Implications

Ima

Rule-Utilitarian

RU Problems

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 11: NONCONSEQUENTIALISM

Ima Rossian

Our Basic Duties

Exceptionless Norms

Distributive Justice

Ten Commandments

Virtues and Rights

Chapter

Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

CHAPTER 12: SYNTHESIS CHAPTER

Nonconsequentialism

Consequentialism

Metaethical Views

GR Consistency

Some Questions

Chapter Summary

Study Questions

For Further Study

APPENDIX:

COMPUTER EXERCISES

Disk-based Exercises

Getting the Software

Web Exercises

Web Links

Teacher Resources

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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