How Should We Live?: An Introduction to Ethics / Edition 1

How Should We Live?: An Introduction to Ethics / Edition 1

by Louis P. Pojman
ISBN-10:
0534556574
ISBN-13:
2900534556579
Pub. Date:
08/03/2004
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Overview

How Should We Live?: An Introduction to Ethics / Edition 1

Pojman (US Military Academy) explores how people can live a meaningful, fulfilled life as individuals; and live together in a prosperous, flourishing community. He presents the various theories of ethics in such a manner that students can understand them without necessarily having to reconcile them. A substantial glossary refers to discussions in particular chapters, but does not indicate pronunciation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 2900534556579
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Oxford University. Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). He wrote in the areas of philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy and authored or edited more than 30 books and 100 articles. Louis Pojman passed away in 2005.

Table of Contents

Preface. Word to the Student. 1. Why do We Need Morality? 2. Why Should I Be Moral? Is the Good Good for you? 3. Who's to Judge? Ethical Relativism. 4. The Case for Ethical Objectivism. 5. Religion and Ethics. 6. Utilitarianism. 7. Deontological Ethics: Intuitionism and Kantian Ethics. 8. Virtue-Based Ethical Theory. 9. Human Rights. Conclusion: How Should We Live?

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