World Ethics

ISBN-10: 0534512712

ISBN-13: 9780534512712

Edition: 1st 2003

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Description: Unique among multicultural-minded introduction to ethics textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is first and foremost an introduction to ethical theory, not to applied ethics. And unique among introduction to ethical theory textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is firmly committed to exploring ethical theories of the World, not just those of the European philosophical mainstream. Consisting of sixty primary source readings from a variety of world philosophical traditions, this text will enable instructors, majors, and non-majors to engage the fundamental questions of ethics amidst a much more diverse array of standpoints than is typically featured in an introduction to ethics textbook. The coverage of the European tradition in this volume alone is richer than most introductory ethics anthologies. Inasmuch as WORLD ETHICS provides not only this traditional coverage, but also equally exceptional treatment of Asian, Feminist, and a number of other contemporary cultural theoretical perspectives, this title is bound to be of landmark and lasting value to the teaching of ethics.

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List price: $175.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Thematic Contents
Timeline
Introduction
The European Traditions
Ancient
Socrates (470/69-399 B.C.E.)
Selections from Plato's Euthyphro
Plato (428/27-348/47 B.C.E.)
Selections from Republic, Books I, II, IV, VI, VII, IX
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.)
Selections from Nicomachean Ethics, Books I, II, IX
Epicurus (341/2-270 B.C.E.)
"Letter to Menoeceus"
Epictetus (c.50-c.138)
Selections from The Enchiridion
Medieval
Augustine (354-430)
Selections from City of God, Books XII and XIX
Moses Maimonides (1135-1204)
Selections from Guide for the Perplexed, Part 1, Chapter 2
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Selections from Summa Theologica, Volume 2, Part I
Modern
David Hume (1711-1776)
Selections from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Sections I, II, III and V
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, Sections 1 and 2
Nineteenth Century
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Selections from "What Utilitarianism Is"
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Selections from Either/Or and from Fear and Trembling
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Selections from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, First and Third Manuscripts
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Selections from "What Is Noble?"
Twentieth Century
G. E. Moore (1873-1958)
Selections from "The Subject-Matter of Ethics"
Martin Buber (1878-1965)
Selections from I and Thou, First, Second and Third Parts
Ruth Benedict (1887-1948)
Selections from "Anthropology and the Abnormal"
A. J. Ayer (1910-1989)
Selections from "Critique of Ethics and Theology"
Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
Selections from Existentialism and Human Emotions
John Rawls (1921- )
Selections from A Theory of Justice
Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995)
Selections from "The Face" and "Responsibility for the Other"
Alasdair McIntyre (1929- )
Selections from "The Virtues, the Unity of a Human Life and the Concept of a Tradition"
The Asian Traditions
Lao Tzu (Seventh century B.C.E.?)
Selections from Tao Teh Ching
The Bhagavad Gita (Sixth century B.C.E.?)
Selections from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 18
The Buddha (563-483 B.C.E.)
Selections from "The First Sermon" and "Synopsis of Truth"
Confucius (551-479 B.C.E.)
Selections from the Analects, Books I, II, IV, VII, VIII, XII, XIV, XV, and XX
Mencius (371-289 B.C.E.)
Selections from The Book of Mencius
Hsun Tzu (c.310-210 B.C.E.)
Selections from "The Nature of Man Is Evil"
The Dhammapada (Third century B.C.E.)
Selections from the Dhammapada
Santideva (685-763)
Selections from the Bodhicaryavatara, Chapters 1, 3, 8, and 10
Al-Ghazali (1058-1111)
"The Ways of Mysticism"
Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)
Selections from Gandhi on Non-Violence, Sections 1 and 2
Thich Nhat Hanh (1926- )
Selections from "The Sun in My Heart"
Contemporary Cultural Perspectives
African
Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972)
Selections from "Consciencism"
Leopold Sedar Senghor (1906-2001)
Selections from "Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century"
Paul Mbuya Akoko (c.1891-1981)
Selections from Henry Odera Oruka's Sage Philosophy
Oruka Rang'inya (1900-1979)
Selections from Henry Odera Oruka's Sage Philosophy
African-American
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Selections from "The Development of a People"
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
Selections from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
Malcolm X (1925-1965)
Selections from "The Black Revolution"
Angela Davis (1944- )
Selections from "Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women: Lessons for the 1980s"
Cornel West (1953- )
Selections from "The Pitfalls of Racial Reasoning"
Latin American and Caribbean
Aime Cesaire (1913- )
Selections from "Discourse on Colonialism"
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)
Selections from "Racism and Culture"
Paulo Freire (1921- )
Selections from Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Enrique Dussel (1935- )
Selections from "Prevailing Social Morality: The Babylon Principle"
Native American
Black Elk (1863-1950)
"The Offering of the Pipe"
Contemporary Feminist Philosophers
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)
Selections from The Second Sex, "Introduction"
Carol Gilligan (1936- )
Selections from "In a Different Voice: Women's Conceptions of Self and of Morality"
Mary Daly (1928- )
Selections from "The Metapatriarchal Journey of Exorcism and Ecstasy"
Luce Irigaray (1930- )
Selections from "An Ethics of Sexual Difference"
Maria Lugones (1944- ) and Elizabeth Spelman (1945- )
Selections from "Have We Got a Theory for You!: Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism, and the Demand for a 'Woman's Voice'"
Nel Noddings (1929- )
Selections from Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education, "Introduction"
Annette Baier (1929- )
Selections from "What Do Women Want in a Moral Theory?"
Bell Hooks (1952- )
Selections from "Feminism: A Transformational Politic"
Alison Jaggar (1942- )
Selections from "Feminist Ethics: Projects, Problems, Prospects"
Sarah Lucia Hoagland (1945- )
Selections from "Why Lesbian Ethics?"
Sara Ruddick (1935- )
Selections from "From Maternal Thinking to Peace Politics"
Rosemary Radford Ruether (1936- )
Selections from "Ecofeminism: Symbolic and Social Connections of the Oppression of Women and the Domination of Nature"
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