ISBN-10:
0878408851
ISBN-13:
9780878408856
Pub. Date:
12/18/2001
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Mortality And The Human Goods / Edition 1

Mortality And The Human Goods / Edition 1

by Alfonso Gomez-Lobo
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Overview

A concise and accessible introduction to natural law ethics, this book introduces readers to the mainstream tradition of Western moral philosophy. Building on philosphers from Plato through Aquinas to John Finnis, Alfonso Gomez-Lobo links mortality to the protection of basic human goods--life, family, friendship, work and play, the experiences of beauty, knowledge, and integrity--elements essential to a flourishing, happy human life.
Making arguments consistent with Catholic teaching but not based on theological considerations, this book falls squarely within the field of philosophical ethics and will be of interest to readers of any background.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878408856
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 12/18/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 657,172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alfonso Gómez-Lobo is Ryan Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Original Setting: Plato's Crito

1. A First Principle

2. Supplementary Principles of Practical Rationality: Basic Human Goods

3. General Comments on Basic Goods

4. Prudential Guidelines for the Pursuit of Basic Goods

5. Agents, Actions, Consequences

6. Judging Actions: Moral Norms

7. On Abortion

8. On Euthanasia

9. Epilogue: At the Moral Crossroads

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David S. Oderberg

[This book] sets out and defends the basic features of traditional morality in a lucid, concise, and engaging manner . . . Should be requisite reading for all students of moral philosophy.

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"A careful reconstruction and rigorously argued defense of what was once, and may yet be again, the mainstream western tradition of thought about morality. It is a book not just for philosophers, but for anyone interested in reasoning about ethics." -- Robert P. George, Princeton University

"[This book] sets out and defends the basic features of traditional morality in a lucid, concise, and engaging manner... Should be requisite reading for all students of moral philosophy." -- David S. Oderberg, University of Reading

Robert P. George

A careful reconstruction and rigorously argued defense of what was once, and may yet be again, the mainstream western tradition of thought about morality. It is a book not just for philosophers, but for anyone interested in reasoning about ethics.

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