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Rachels, Stuart 1969-

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Works: 21 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 1,932 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Stuart Rachels
The elements of moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds
The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Rachels's philosophical writings address key questions of contemporary life and the classic dilemmas of moral philosophy. A leading figure in the development of applied ethics, Rachels became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. This final collection of Rachels's work brings together fourteen essays that best summarize his philosophical positions. The essays also shed new light on the depth and breadth of Rachels's work and its importance for contemporary philosophy."--Jacket
The Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moral philosophy is the study of how one should live. This anthology is an introduction to the that great subject. The readings cover the main moral theories and present a wealth of ideas about various practical matters."--
Problems from philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an introduction to philosophy which is organized around the great philosophical problems - the existence of God, the nature of the mind, human freedom, the limits of knowledge, and the truth about ethics. This title begins by reflecting on the life of the first great philosopher, Socrates
The truth about the world : basic readings in philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rätt och fel : introduktion till moralfilosofi by James Rachels( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tetsugaku no aporia : hihanteki ni shikōsuru by James Rachels( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dao de de li you = The elements of moral philosophy(Fifth edition) by James Rachels( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi zhui wen dao de li you de si kao fang shi,Zhan xian le ren lei dui dao de wen ti si kao de li shi.Ta rang du zhe li jie"dao de pan duan bi xu ji yu chong zu de li you(good reason);Hai yao gong ping di kao lü mei yi ge ge ti de li yi".Du zhe hui cong shu zhong fa xian nei ge ceng jing kun rao ni de wen ti,Ye xu hui fa xian zi ji jian shou de yi xie jia zhi guan bing bu zong shi he li de
Genjitsu o mitsumeru dōtoku tetsugaku : anrakushi chūzetsu feminizumu kea by James Rachels( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralfilosofiens elementer by James Rachels( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Norwegian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boken gir en innføring i moralfilosofi i vid betydning. Moralfilosofi er et forsøk på å etablere en systematisk forståelse av moralens vesen og hva den krever av oss
Rätt och fel introduktion till moralfilosofi by James Rachels( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of moral philosophy by James Rachels( Recording )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The author's] philosophical writings address key questions of contemporary life and the classic dilemmas of moral philosophy. A leading figure in the development of applied ethics, [he] became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. [In this volume, the] essays address the relationship between morality and reason, the duty to relieve both human and animal suffering, the independence of morality from religion, the rejection of relativism and egoism, and the role of ethics in a democratic society. [In the book, he] offers an argument for vegetarianism, examines a controversial case involving a surrogate mother, and speculates on the ethics of political killing. Other essays range from [his] interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy to his appreciation of movies. [He] was a strong believer in the ability of moral philosophy to improve our lives. This collection, which brings these important works together for the first time, is a testament to both the value of moral philosophy in understanding our world and the richness of [the author's] contributions to this understanding.-Dust jacket
The elements of moral philosophy by James Rachels( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This ... book introduces the major theories of ethics ... Highlights of the [book] include a new section on indirect utilitarianism and an elaboration on the discussion of "what a satisfactory theory would be like." These are complemented by revealing examples, including new discussions of the recent conjoined twins case in Britain, Elizabeth Anscombe's protest against Oxford University for awarding an honorary degree to Harry Truman and Raoul Wallenberg's heroism at the end of World War II.-Back cover
Dao de de li you (di 7 ban) by James Rachels( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Feminism och omsorgsetik by James Rachels( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The right thing to do basic readings in moral philosophy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moral philosophy is the attempt to achieve a systematic understanding of what morality is and what it requires of us - of how we ought to live, and why. This anthology is an introduction to moral philosophy, conceived in this broad sense. The readings spotlight some of the main theories developed by moral philosophers in the Western tradition and illustrate how these theories help us (or, one might sometimes think, hinder us) in dealing with practical moral issues.-Pref
Special issue devoted to James Rachels( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hedonic value by Stuart Rachels( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this essay I support, develop and apply a theory of hedonic value. These tasks are interwoven, but principally, I support the theory in chapters 1-4, develop it in chapters 5 and 6, and apply it to a challenging cluster of problems in chapter 7. Sentient experience, I suggest in chapter 1, provides key evidence for founding ethics: a severely painful experience gives its subject evidence that it's bad in some way. Moreover, similar considerations, as well as analogies, support thinking that all unpleasures (unpleasant experiences) are bad in some way and all pleasures (pleasant experiences) are good in some way. But what type of value and disvalue do they have (if indeed this evidence is not outweighed)? Experiences that are pleasant or unpleasant are intrinsically so (I argue in chapter 2). so, their normative import doesn't derive from extrinsic motivational or affective conditions that their pleasantness or unpleasantless might be thought to consist in. In chapter 3 I extend my argument in chapter 1 to the conclusion that pleasures and unpleasures have agent-neutral moral significance. Hence, I have just as much basic reason to promote your hedonic well-being as mine. And even the pleasure of potential persons matters, I argue in chapter 4; the fact that a person would feel pleasure is a reason to create her. In chapter 5 I argue that being hedonically better than is not a transitive relation. With this result in hand, I offer several snippets of advice and a host of principles in chapter 6 for assessing the hedonic value of states of affairs. Along the way I argue against a higher/lower distinction for pleasures and for the thesis that pleasures have value when undeserved or taken in bad objects. Finally. in chapter 7 I show that the theory of hedonic value I've developed entails a viable set of solutions to the problems Derek Parfit poses for moral theory in Reasons and Persons. Pleasures, I conclude, are intrinsically good and unpleasures are intrinsically bad
 
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The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy
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The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophyThe Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophyProblems from philosophyThe truth about the world : basic readings in philosophy
Alternative Names
Rachels, Stuart Craig 1969-

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