Ethics History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues

ISBN-10: 0195178408

ISBN-13: 9780195178401

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Steven M. Cahn, Peter J. Markie

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Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Third Edition, is organized into three sections, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy. The first section, Historical Sources, moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Epictetus) through medieval views (Augustine and Aquinas) to modern theories (Hobbes, Butler, Hume, Kant, Bentham, and Mill), culminating with leading nineteenth- andtwentieth-century thinkers (Nietzsche, James, Dewey, Camus, and Sartre). The readings are printed in their entirety wherever possible.The second section, Modern Ethical Theory, includes many of the most important essays of the past century. The discussion of utilitarianism, Kantianism, egoism, and relativism continues in the work of major contemporary philosophers (Williams, Brandt, Feinberg, Foot, and Rachels). Landmark selections (Moore, Prichard, Ross, Ayer, Stevenson, Anscombe, Baier, Hare, Harman, and Gauthier) reflect concern with moral language and the justification of morality. The concepts of justice (Rawls) andrights (Feinberg) are explored, as well as recent views on the importance of virtue ethics (Rachels) and an ethic influenced by feminist concerns (Held).In the third section, Contemporary Moral Problems, the readings present the current debates over abortion, euthanasia, famine relief, animal rights, the death penalty, and whether numbers should play a role in making moral decisions.The third edition expands Part II, Modern Ethical Theory, adding essays by Onora O'Neill, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Allan Gibbard, Nicholas L. Sturgeon, and Martha Nussbaum. Part III, Contemporary Moral Problems, features new essays on abortion by Mary Anne Warren, Don Marquis, and Rosalind Hursthouse; an essay on the death penalty by Stephen Nathanson; and a debate between John Taurek and Derek Parfit on when and why one should save a greater rather than a lesser number of people from harm.The book concludes with an essay by Judith Jarvis Thomson on the trolley problem.
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Historical Sources
Introduction
Plato
Euthyphro
Defence of Socrates
Crito
Phaedo (115d-118)
Republic (selections)
Aristotle
Nicomachean Ethics (selections)
Epicurus
Letter to Menoeceus
Leading Doctrines
Epictetus
Enchiridion
Augustine
Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love (selections)
Thomas Aquinas
Summa Contra Gentiles (selections)
Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan (selections)
Joseph Butler
Fifteen Sermons (selections)
David Hume
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (selections)
Immanuel Kant
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Jeremy Bentham
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (selections)
John Stuart Mill
Utilitarianism
Friedrich Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil (selections)
On the Genealogy of Morals (selections)
Twilight of the Idols (selections)
William James
The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life
John Dewey
The Quest for Certainty (selections)
Albert Camus
The Myth of Sisyphus (selections)
Jean-Paul Sartre
Existentialism Is a Humanism
Modern Ethical Theory
Introduction
G. E. Moore
Principia Ethica (selections)
H. A. Prichard
Does Moral Philosophy Rest on a Mistake?
W. D. Ross
The Right and the Good (selections)
A. J. Ayer
Language, Truth, and Logic (selections)
C. L. Stevenson
The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms
R. M. Hare
Freedom and Reason (selections)
Kurt Baier
The Point of View of Morality
G. E. M. Anscombe
Modern Moral Philosophy
John Rawls
A Theory of Justice (selections)
David Gauthier
Why Contractarianism?
Joel Feinberg
Psychological Egoism
Philippa Foot
Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives
Onora O'Neill
Consistency in Action
Ruth Barcan Marcus
Moral Dilemmas and Consistency
Richard B. Brandt
Some Merits of One Form of Rule Utilitarianism
Bernard Williams
A Critique of Utilitarianism
Allan Gibbard
Moral Judgment and the Acceptance of Norms
Joel Feinberg
The Nature and Value of Rights
Gilbert Harman
The Nature of Morality (selections)
Nicholas L. Sturgeon
Moral Explanations
James Rachels
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
Martha Nussbaum
Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach
Virginia Held
Reason, Gender, and Moral Theory
James Rachels
The Ethics of Virtue
Susan Wolf
Moral Saints
Thomas Nagel
Moral Luck
Contemporary Moral Problems
Introduction
Judith Jarvis Thomson
A Defense of Abortion
Mary Ann Warren
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
Don Marquis
An Argument That Abortion Is Wrong
Rosalind Hursthouse
Virtue Theory and Abortion
James Rachels
Active and Passive Euthanasia
Philippa Foot
Killing and Letting Die
Peter Singer
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
John Arthur
Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code
Tom Regan
The Case for Animal Rights
Carl Cohen
The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
Ernest van den Haag
In Defense of the Death Penalty
Stephen Nathanson
An Eye for an Eye: The Morality of Punishing by Death
John M. Taurek
Should the Numbers Count?
Derek Parfit
Innumerate Ethics
Judith Jarvis Thomson
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