Elements of Moral Philosophy with Dictionary of Philosophical Terms

ISBN-10: 007282574X

ISBN-13: 9780072825749

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: James Rachels

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Book details

List price: $34.06
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

James Rachels is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birminghamand is widely respected in the field of moral philosophy. He is also the author of THE END OF LIFE: Euthanasia and Morality and CREATED FROM ANIMALS: The Moral Implications of Darwinism.

Preface About The Fourth Edition
What Is Morality?
The Problem Of Definition
First Example: Baby Theresa
Second Example: Jodie And Mary
Third Example: Tracy Latimer Reason And Impartiality
The Minimum Conception Of Morality
The Challenge Of Cultural Relativism
How Different Societies Have Different Moral Codes
Cultural Relativism
The Cultural Differences Argument
The Consequences Of Taking Cultural Relativism Seriously
Why There Is Less Disagreement Than It Seems
How All Cultures Have Some Values In Common Judging
A Cultural Practice To Be Undesirable
What Can Be Learned From Cultural Relativism
Subjectivism In Ethics
The Basic Idea Of Ethical Subjectivism
The Evolution Of The Theory
The First Stage: Simple Subjectivism
The Second Stage: Emotivism Are There Any Moral Facts?
Are There Proofs In Ethics?
The Question Of Homosexuality
Does Morality Depend On Religion?
The Presumed Connection Between Morality And Religion
The Divine Command Theory
The Theory Of Natural Law Religion
And Particular Moral Issues
Psycholological Egoism Is Unselfishness Possible?
The Strategy Of Reinterpreting Motives Two Arguments In Favor Of Psychological Egoism
Clearing Away Some Confusions
The Deepest Error In Psychological Egoism
Ethical Egoism Is There A Duty To Help Starving People?
Three Arguments In Favor Of Ethical Egoism Three Arguments Against Ethical Egoism
The Utilitarian Approach The Revolution In Ethics
First Example: Euthanasia
Second Example: Nonhuman Animals
The Debate Over Utilitarianism
The Classical Version Of The Theory Is Happiness
The Only Thing That Matters?
Are Consequences All That Matter?
Should We Be Equally Concerned For Everyone?
The Defense Of Utilitarianism
Are There Any Absolute Moral Rules?
Harry Truman And Elizabeth Anscombe
The Categorical Imperative Absolute Rules And The Duty Not To Lie
Conflicts Between Rules
Another Look At Kant's Basic Idea
Kant And Respect For Persons
The Idea Of Human Dignity Retribution And Utility
In The Theory Of Punishment Kant's Retributivism
The Idea Of A Social Contract Hobbes's Argument
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Some Advantages Of The Social
Contract Theory Of Morals
The Problem Of Civil Disobedience
Feminism And The Ethics Of Care Do Women And Men Think Differently About Ethics?
Implications For Moral Judgment
Implications For Ethical Theory
The Ethics Of Virtue
The Ethics Of Virtue And The Ethics Of Right Action
The Virtues Some Advantages Of Virtue Ethics
The Problem Of Incompleteness
What Would A Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like?
Morality Without Hubris Treating People As They Deserve And Other Motives
Multiple-Strategies Utilitarianism
The Moral Community Justice And Fairness
Conclusion
Suggestions For Further Reading
Notes On Sources
Index
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