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Ethical theory

Author: James Rachels
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Rachels
ISBN: 0198751931 9780198751939
OCLC Number: 37813521
Description: 578 pages : 1 illustration ; 22 cm.
Contents: Science and ethics / Bertrand Russell --
The conception of intrinsic value / G.E. Moore --
The nature of ethical disagreement / Charles L. Stevenson --
A moral argument / R.M. Hare --
The subjectivity of values / J.L. Mackie --
Ethics and observation / Gilbert Harman --
Why contractarianism? / David Gauthier --
Value / Thomas Nagel --
Truth, invention, and the meaning of life / David Wiggins --
Ethics and the fabric of the world / Bernard Williams --
Moral explanations / Nicholas L. Sturgeon --
Values and secondary qualities / John McDowell --
Two conceptions of moral realism / Jonathan Dancy --
What makes right acts right? / W.D. Ross --
Extreme and restricted utilitarianism / J.J.C. Smart --
Motive utilitarianism / Robert M. Adams. On consequentialism / James Cargile --
Justice as fairness / John Rawls --
Contractualism and utilitarianism / T.M. Scanlon --
Can there be a right-based moral theory? / J.L. Mackie --
Later selves and moral principles / Derek Parfit --
Persons, character, and morality / Bernard Williams --
Quandary ethics / Edmund Pincoffs --
Supererogation, wrongdoing, and vice: on the autonomy of the ethics of virtue / Gregory Velazco y Trianosky --
Alienation, consequentialism, and the demands of morality / Peter Railton --
Consistency in action / Onora O'Neill --
The right to lie: Kant on dealing with evil / Christine M. Korsgaard --
The fragmentation of value / Thomas Nagel.
Series Title: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by James Rachels.
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