A Guide to Ethics

A Guide to Ethics

by Steven Luper


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767411813
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 09/11/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1.INTRODUCTION: What is Ethics?
2. SUBJECTIVISM: Is Morality an Illusion
3. CULTURAL RELATIVISM: Does Each Culture Invent Its Own Morality?
4. THE DIVINE COMMAND VIEW: Is Morality God's Invention?
5. HEDONISM: Is the Pleasant Life the Best Life?
6. PERFECTIONISM: Do we Live Best when we Excel?
7. ETHICAL EGOISM: Is Duty a Matter of Self-Enhancement?
8. UTILITARIANISM: Does Duty Consist in Maximizing the Collective Good?
9. KANTIANISM: Is Duty Respect for Humanity?
10. CONTRACTARIANISM: Is Duty the Outcome of an Ideal Agreement?
11. THE CONTEMPORARY DEBATE: What are some Contemporary Approaches to Ethics?

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