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Moral Domain Guided Readings in Philosophical and Literary Texts

ISBN-10: 0195148088
ISBN-13: 9780195148084
Edition: 2010
Authors: Norman Lillegard
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List price: $96.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 9/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Each chapter opens with an Introduction
Preface
Principal Aims
Some Ways to Use This Text
Sample Syllabi
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Moral Domain
Relativism, Skepticism and the Possibility of Moral Judgment
Tolstoy: After the Ball
Rachels: Against Relativism
Midgely: Being Judgmental and Moral Judgment
The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Further Discussion and Applications
Accepting Differences
Tolerance
The Possibility of Real Moral Differences
Thin and Thick Moral Concepts (Williams)
Origins of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Glendon)
The Good Life, Reason and Tragic Conflict
Sophocles: Antigone
Socrates and Plato: from Apology, Phaedo, Euthyphro, Protagoras, Republic
Further Discussion and Applications
Why Go Back to the Cave? (Annas)
Simplification and Purity (Murdoch)
Plato's Basis for ""Strong Evaluation"" (Taylor)
The Good Life, Community and Plato's Totalitarianism (Popper)
The Good Life, Reason and Virtue
Aristotle: from The Nichomachean Ethics
Further Discussion and Applications
Ethical ""Science,"" Tragic Conflict and Human Vulnerability (Kraut, Nussbaum)
Moral Education (Sher and Bennett)
Community and Friendship (Cooper)
The Virtue of Generosity (Wallace)
Confucian Parallels (and Differences) (The Confucian School)
Morality and Religion
Psalm 1, Psalm 19
Aquinas: from Summa Theologica: The Treatise On Law
Aquinas: from Summa Theologica: On Wisdom and Folly
Aquinas: The Principle of Double Effect (from de Malo)
The Story of Abraham and Issac (Gen. 22)
Duns Scotus: On Divine Commands and Divine Will (from the Ordinatio and the Reportatio, trans. Thomas Williams)
The Bhagavad Gita
Further Discussion and Applications
Further Points About Natural Law and Double Effect
Further Points About Divine Commands
Folly and the Death Camp Doctors (Stump)
Religious Worship and Moral Agency Are Incompatible (Rachels)
A Revised Divine Command Theory (Adams)
Double Effect, Abortion, Euthanasia (Matthews)
Double Effect, Warfare and Murder (Anscombe)
Stoicism and the Bhagavad Gita (Epictetus)
Evil, Vice and Reason
Dostoevsky: from The Brothers Karamazov
Nietzsche: Art and Morality, Aristocratic Morality, Suspicion of the Good/Evil Distinction
Albert Camus: The Human Crisis
Further Discussion and Applications
Good and Evil as ""Natural"" (Taylor)
Kinds of Evil and Wickedness (Benn)
The Banality of Evil (Arendt)
The Vice of Self-Deception (Johnson)
The Qualities of Vice and Punishment (Augustine, Dante)
Egoism, Reason and Morality
Golding: Lord of the Flies
Mencius and Hsun-Tzu: Whether Human Nature Is Inherently Good or Evil
Hobbes: from Leviathan
Butler: Sermon XI from Fifteen Sermons
Further Discussion and Applications
The Unselfishness Trap (Browne)
Reason and Morality (Baier)
Rational Choice, Ethics and the Prisoner's Dilemma
Egoism, Altruism, and Biology
An Aristotelian Account of Reason, Egoism and Justice (Broadie)
Feeling, Reason and Morality
Mark Twain: from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Hume: from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Hume: from Treatise of Human Nature
Further Discussion and Applications
Emotivism, Prescriptivism, Noncognitivism, the Open-Question Argument
Sympathy, Moral Judgment and Morality (Bennett)
Sentiment and Sentimentality (Carroll)
The Education of Feelings
Projectivism (Blackburn)
Is/Ought, Facts and Values, and Institutional Facts (Searle)
Reason, Duty and Dignity
Trollope: from Dr. Wortle's School
Kant: from The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
Further Discussion and Applications
Prima Facie Duties and Conflict Between Duties (Ross)
Personal Goodness and Kantian Good Will (Sorell)
Kant on Sex and Using Persons Merely as Means (Singer)
Duties Toward Animals (Kant, Reagan)
Moral Development, Moral Education and Autonomy (Kohlberg)
Moral Principles and the Moral Focus of Women (Gilligan, Homiak)
Kantian Ethical Concepts and Discursive Reason (Habermas)
Rightness, Reason and Consequences
Dostoevsky: ""Reason,"" Consequences and Murder (from Crime and Punishment )
Bentham: The Calculation of Pleasures and Pains (from The Principles of Morals and Legislation)
Mill: Utility, Higher and Lower Pleasures and Justice (from Utilitarianism)
Further Discussion and Applications
Criticisms of Utilitarianism (Williams)
A Defense of Utilitarianism (Hare)
Utilitarianism and Feeding the Hungry (Singer)
Under What Description? (Schick)
Social Justice and Utility (Rawls)
Justice and the Allocation of Medical Resources (Veatch)
Virtues, Narrative and Community: Some Recent Discussions
Wharton: from The House of Mirth
MacIntyre: Narrative, Human Action, and the Virtues (from After Virtue)
Further Discussion and Applications
Problems with Virtue Theories
Virtues and the Will (Roberts)
Applying Virtue Ethics (Hursthouse)
Virtue and Care for Natural Environments (Hill)
The People of Le Chambon (Hallie, Sauvage)
Works Cited
Topical Index

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