Ethical Theory An Anthology

ISBN-10: 0470671602

ISBN-13: 9780470671603

Edition: 2nd 2013

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Description: The second edition of Ethical Theory: An Anthology features a comprehensive collection of more than 80 essays from classic and contemporary philosophers that address questions at the heart of moral philosophy.Brings together 82 classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from seminal works by Hume and Kant to contemporary views by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, Judith Jarvis Thomson, and many moreFeatures updates and the inclusion of a new section on feminist ethics, along with a general introduction and section introductions by Russ Shafer-LandauGuides readers through key areas in ethical theory including consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethicsIncludes underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moralresponsibility, and ethical particularism

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List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

Preface
Source Acknowledgments
The Status of Morality
Introduction to Part I
“Of the Influencing Motives of the Will” and “Moral Distinctions Not Derived from Reason”
A Critique of Ethics
The Subjectivity of Values
Ethics and Observation
Moral Relativism Defended
Cultural Relativism
The Subject-Matter of Ethics
Ethics as Philosophy: A Defense of Ethical Nonnaturalism
Realism
Moral Knowledge
Introduction to Part II
Thinking About Cases
But I Could be Wrong
Proof
Moral Knowledge and Ethical Pluralism
Coherentism and the Justification of Moral Beliefs
Why Be Moral?
Introduction to Part III
The Immoralist’s Challenge Plato
Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives
A Puzzle About the Rational Authority of Morality
Moral Rationalism
Psychological Egoism
Flourishing Egoism
Ethical Egoism
Moral Saints
Ethics and Religion
Introduction to Part IV
Euthyphro Plato
A New Divine Command Theory
God and Objective Morality: A Debate
God and Immortality as Postulates of Pure Practical Reason
God and the Moral Order
God and Morality
Value
Introduction to Part V
Hedonism
The Experience Machine
The Good Life: A Defense of Attitudinal Hedonism
Rationality and Full Information
Desire and the Human Good
What Makes Someone’s Life Go Best
What Things are Good?
Moral Responsibility
Introduction to Part VI
Determinism and the Theory of Agency
The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility
Freedom and Necessity
Moral Luck
Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility
Freedom and Resentment
Moral Standing
Introduction to Part VII
We Have No Duties to Animals
All Animals are Equal
The Rights of Animals and Unborn Generations
On Being Morally Considerable
Abortion and Infanticide
An Argument that Abortion is Wrong
Consequentialism
Introduction to Part VIII
Utilitarianism
Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism
Rule-Consequentialism
Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality
What is Wrong with Slavery
Famine, Affluence and Morality
The Survival Lottery
Deontology
Introduction to Part IX
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Kant’s Formula of Universal Law
Kantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems
The Rationality of Side Constraints
The Golden Rule Rationalized
The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of the Double Effect
Killing, Letting Die, and the Trolley Problem
Contractarianism
Introduction to Part X
Leviathan
Why Contractarianism?
A Theory of Justice
Contractualism and Utilitarianism
Virtue Ethics
Introduction to Part XI
The Nature of Virtue
Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach
Normative Virtue Ethics
Agent-Based Virtue Ethics
A Virtue Ethical Account of Right Action
Being Virtuous and Doing the Right Thing
Feminist Ethics
Introduction to Part XII
In a Different Voice
An Ethic of Caring
Justice, Care, and Gender Bias
The Need for More than Justice
Sexism
Feminist Skepticism, Authority, and Transparency
Prima Facie Duties and Particularism
Introduction to Part XIII
What Makes Right Acts Right?
An Unconnected Heap of Duties?
An Unprincipled Morality
On Knowing the “Why”: Particularism and Moral Theory
Unprincipled Ethics
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