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A guide to ethics and moral philosophy

Author: Brent Adkins
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] ©2017
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How should we live? How should we act? How might we live? These are the three questions of moral philosophy. Brent Adkins traces the history of ethics and morality by examining six thinkers: Aristotle, Spinoza, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, and Levinas. The book is divided into 3 sections: Ethics, Morality and Beyond. Two thinkers are paired in each section to show you how the important questions of moral philosophy have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Adkins, Brent, 1969-
Guide to ethics and moral philosophy.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017385458
(OCoLC)957140125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Adkins
ISBN: 9781474422796 1474422799 1474422802 9781474422802
OCLC Number: 1002303883
Description: 1 online resource (x, 172 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Intro --
Acknowledgments --
Glossary --
Timeline --
Introduction: Three Questions --
PART I ETHICS HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? --
1 Aristotle: Happiness is the Good --
2 Aristotle: Virtue and the Highest Happiness --
3 Spinoza: The Universe and Power --
4 Spinoza: Emotions and Freedom --
PART II MORALITY HOW SHOULD WE ACT? --
5 Kant: Happiness is not the Good --
6 Kant: The Categorical Imperative --
7 Mill: Happiness is Pleasure --
8 Mill: The Greatest Happiness for the Greatest Number --
PART III BEYOND HOW MIGHT WE LIVE? --
9 Nietzsche: These are the Wrong Questions --
10 Nietzsche: Morality and Power --
11 Levinas: Philosophy and Appropriation --
12 Levinas: Ethics and the Other --
Conclusion: Beyond Beyond --
Suggestions for Further Reading --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Brent Adkins.

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How should we live? How should we act? How might we live? These are the three questions of moral philosophy. Brent Adkins traces the history of ethics and morality by examining six thinkers: Aristotle, Spinoza, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, and Levinas. The book is divided into 3 sections: Ethics, Morality and Beyond. Two thinkers are paired in each section to show you how the important questions of moral philosophy have been answered so that you might better answer them for yourself. You'll learn what the philosophers actually said about how to live the best kind of life and, more importantly, why--

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