Quest for Moral Foundations An Introduction to Ethics

ISBN-10: 0878406131

ISBN-13: 9780878406135

Edition: 1996

Authors: Montague Brown

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 7/8/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Anything Goes: Relativism
Religion and Ethics
Cultural Relativism
Historical Relativism
Implications of Groups
Subjective Relativism
Theoretical vs. Moral Relativism
Moral Responsibility
Do What You Feel: Emotivism
Emotivism According to Hume
Later Development of Emotivism
Summary
Me First: Egoism and the Social Contract
Social Contract Theory
Social Contract Morality Since Hobbes
Conclusions
All's Well That Ends Well: Utilitarianism
Pleasure, Pain, and Morality
Utilitarianism of J. S. Mill
Rule Utilitarianism
Scientific Approach
Foundation for Moral Judgment
Conclusions About Pleasure/Pain Theories
Duty Calls: Kant's Formalism
Kant's Reevaluation of Reason
Determinism or Freedom
Practical Reason
Do Good and Avoid Evil: Natural Law
Comparison with Other Theories
Moral Responsibility
Relationships Among Traditions
Synthesis of Cicero
Freedom and Natural Law
Retrospective and Reevaluation
Utilitarian Theory
Social Contract Theory
Egoism
Emotivism
Relativism
Natural Law and Pluralism
Historicism
Conclusions
Ethics and Religion Revisited
Ethics Derived from Religion
Religion as an Ethical Obligation
Moral Importance of Religion
Epilogue: To Care or Not to Care
Notes
Index
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