Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory

ISBN-10: 1405101792

ISBN-13: 9781405101790

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: James Dreier
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Description: This text brings together fresh debates on the most controversial issues in moral theory. Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars.

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Normative Theory
Is the rightness of action determined by the value of consequences?
The Consequentialist Perspective
Against Maximizing Act-Consequentialism
Reasons with Demands: Rethinking Rightness
Can contract theory ground morality?
Moral Contractarianism as a Foundation for Interpersonal Morality
Can Contract Theory Ground Morality?
Are the virtues the proper starting point for ethical theory?
Are virtues the proper starting point for morality?
Virtue theory
Reason and Motivation
Are moral requirements derived from reason?
Reason, Sentiment, and Categorical Imperatives
Must We Weep for Sentimentalism?
Is motivation internal to moral judgment?
How do moral judgments motivate?
Moral Motivation
Moral Facts and Explanations
Is morality fully factual?
Moral Factualism
Morality without Moral Facts
Do moral facts and properties explain anything?
Moral Explanations Defended
Moral Epistemology and the Because Constraint
Are there general moral principles?
Ethical Generality and Moral Judgment
Defending Moral Particularism
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
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