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Conduct and character : readings in moral theory

Author: Mark Timmons
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth ; Andover [Mass.] : Cengage Learning [distributor], 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Conduct and Character: Readings in Moral Theory uses easy-to-follow selections from the world's best philosophers to help you understand, evaluate, and compare different, basic ethical theories. Brief introductions for each reading assist you in identifying key ideas and have been selected and edited in order to optimize understanding." ; Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Timmons
ISBN: 9780495502371 0495502375
OCLC Number: 665137245
Description: ix, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to moral theory : the nature and evaluation of moral theories ; Egoism. The myth of Gyges / Plato ; Egoisms / David W. Shoemaker ; Psychological egoism ; Ethical egoism --
Ethics by authority. Morality is based on God's commands / Robert C. Mortimer ; Does morality depend on God's commands? / Mark Timmons ; A defense of ethical relativism / Ruth Benedict ; The challenge of cultural relativisim / James Rachels --
The natural law theory. Treatise on law / St. Thomas Aquinas ; The ethics of natural law / C.E. Harris ; The doctrine of double effect / Philippa Foot ; Contemporary natural law theory : some questions / Michael Gorr --
Consequentialism. The principle of utility / Jeremy Bentham ; In defense of utilitarianism / J.S. Mill ; The experience machine / Robert Nozick ; Utilitarianism : act or rule? / Stephen Darwall ; Rule-consequentialism / Brad Hooker --
Kantian ethical theory. The moral law and autonomy of the will / Immanuel Kant ; Kant's principle of universal law / Joshua Glasgow ; Kant on treating people as ends in themselves / Onora O'Neill ; On treating people as ends in themselves : a critique of Kant / Fred Feldman --
Contract theory. The state of nature and laws of nature / Thomas Hobbes ; Hobbe's social contract theory / Mark C. Murphy ; A contractualist theory of what we owe to each other / Thomas M. Scanlon ; Can contract theory ground morality? / Philip Pettit ; Virtue ethics/ethics of virtue. Virtue and character / Aristotle ; Normative virtue ethics / Rosalind Hursthouse --
Virtue and right / Robert N. Johnson ; Excellence in being for the good / Robert Merrihew Adams --
The ethics of care. Moral orientation and moral development / Carol Gilligan ; An ethic of caring / Nel Noddings ; Caring and evil / Claudia Card ; Care ethics and virtue ethics / Raja Halwani --
Pluralism. What makes right acts right? / W.D. Ross ; Agonizing decisions and moral pluralism / Michael B. Gill ; How strong is this obligation? / Walter Sinnott-Armstrong --
Particularism. Moral choice without principles / Jean-Paul Sartre ; Principles or particularism? / David McNaughton ; Moral particularism : wrong and bad / Brad Hooker.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mark Timmons.
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"Conduct and Character: Readings in Moral Theory uses easy-to-follow selections from the world's best philosophers to help you understand, evaluate, and compare different, basic ethical theories. Brief introductions for each reading assist you in identifying key ideas and have been selected and edited in order to optimize understanding." ; Jacket.

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