Ethics The Essential Writings

ISBN-10: 0812977785
ISBN-13: 9780812977783
Edition: 2010
Authors: Gordon Marino
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List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

InEthics: The Essential Writings,philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought-from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer-and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless questions of justice, morality, and faith to the hot-button concerns of today, such as animal rights, our duties to the environment, and gender issues. Featuring an illuminating preamble, concise introductory essays on the giants of ethical theory, and incisive chapter headnotes to the modern offerings, this Modern Library edition is a perfect single-volume reference for students, teachers, and anyone eager to engage in reflection on ethical questions, including "What is the basis for our ethical views and judgments?" Gordon Marino is professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, he is the author ofKierkegaard in the Present Age, co-editor ofThe Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard, and editor of theModern Libraryrs"s Basic Writings of Existentialism. His essays have appeared inThe New York Times.

Introduction
From Plato to Kierkegaard
Euthyphro, Crito, and The Republic: Book II
Nicomachean Ethics
The Enchiridion
City of God: Book XIX
Summa Theologica: Question XCIV
Leviathan: Part I. Of Man; Part II. Of Commonwealth
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
Utilitarianism
Parerga and Paralipomena
On the Genealogy of Morality
The Sickness Unto Death: Part II
The Moderns
Anthropology and the Abnormal
Trying Out One's New Sword
Existentialism and Human Emotion
From Cruelty to Goodness
The Disparity Between Intellect and Character
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
A Theory of Justice
After Virtue
Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education
Mortal Questions
Moral Saints
A Sand County Almanac: The Land Ethic
Rich and Poor
The Case for Animal Rights
Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands
A Defense of Abortion Why Abortion is Immoral
Acknowledgments
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