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Moral problems : a coursebook

Author: Michael Palmer
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moral Problems takes particular account of the needs of both teacher and student. It is not a compendium of ethical theories but a course book, providing the instructor, student, and general reader  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Palmer
ISBN: 0802076610 9780802076618
OCLC Number: 32545591
Description: xi, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ethics --
What is ethics? --
The principles of moral action : normative ethics --
Case study : Socrates in prison --
Socrates' reply --
Discussion : civil disobedience --
John Rawls : the duty of fair play --
Henry Thoreau : on the duty of civil disobedience --
Peter Kropotkin : law and authority --
Egoism --
What is egoism? --
Psychological egoism --
Ethical egoism --
Discussion : the right to life --
Judith Jarvis Thomson : a defence of abortion --
James Rachels : active and passive euthanasia --
Peter Singer : all animals are equal --
Utilitarianism --
The theory of Jeremy Bentham --
The principle of utility --
The Hedonic calculus --
The theory of John Stuart Mill --
Mill : the greatest happiness principle --
Some criticism of utilitarianism --
Machiavelli : The prince --
Dostoyevsky : Crime and punishment --
Huxley : Brave new world --
Discussion : punishment --
Karl Menninger : the crime of punishment --
C.S. Lewis : the humanitarian theory of punishment --
John Stuart Mill : in favour of capital punishment --
The theory of Immanuel Kant --
The good will --
The categorical imperative --
Some criticisms and amendments of Kant --
Discussion : the morality of war --
Mohandas K. Gandhi : non-violence --
G.E.M. Anscombe : war and murder --
Douglas Lackey : ethics and nuclear deterrence --
Determinism and free will --
Hard determinism --
Libertarianism --
Soft determinism --
Discussion : behaviourism --
B.F. Skinner : Walden two --
Joseph Fletcher : ethical aspects of genetic control --
Aldous Huxley : Brave new world revisited --
Appendix: Meta-ethics --
Ethical naturalism --
Ethical non-naturalism --
Ethical non-cognitivism.
Responsibility: Michael Palmer.

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