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Author: Gordon Haddon Clark; Thomas Vernor Smith
Publisher: New York, F.S. Crofts & Co., 1931.
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Clark, Gordon Haddon.
Readings in ethics.
New York, F.S. Crofts & co., 1931
(OCoLC)644496281
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Haddon Clark; Thomas Vernor Smith
OCLC Number: 1874425
Description: x, 401 pages 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : The scope of ethics ; Practice or theory --
2. Pre-Platonic period : The pre-Socratics ; Socrates --
2. Hippias --
3. Plato : His intellectual biography ; Gorgias ; Philebus --
4. Aristotle : His relation to Plato ; The concept of purpose, happiness, virtue, rationality ; Nicmachean ethics --
5. Epicureanism : The lesser Socratics ; Relation of physics to ethics ; Letter to Menoeceus ; Principle doctrines --
6. Stoicism : Physics, fate, psychology, nature ; Diogenes Laertius, Zeno ; Epictetus, Encheiridion ; Epictetus, Discourses --
7. Early Christianity : Similarities to Greek thought ; The chief difference ; Resulting ethical details ; Matthew, Sermon on the Mount ; Luke, Sermon on the plain --
8. The middle ages : Life of St. Augustine ; St. Augustine, The city of God : True beatitude ; The two cities ; Eternal peace ; Relation of temporal to eternal peace ; Man's subjection to man arose from sin ; Relation of the two cities in this life. St Thomas Aquinas, His method contrasted with Augustine ; St Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica : The essence of law ; The various kinds of law ; The effects of law ; The natural law ; Human law 9. Thomas Hobbes : The historical setting ; Physics, psychology, politics ; The Leviathan : Natural condition of mankind ; First and second natural laws ; Other laws of nature ; Causes, generation and definition of a commonwealth ; Rights of sovereigns --
10. Joseph Butler and his century : Altruism in the Cambridge platonists ; Shaftesbury and Hutcheson ; Butler --
11. Immanuel Kant : The categorical imperative ; Practical reason ; Metaphysics of morality : Transition from ordinary moral conceptions to the philosophical conception of morality ; Transition from popular moral philosophy to the Metaphysic of morality ; Transition from the metaphysic of morality to the critique of practical reason : The idea of freedom as the key to the autonomy of the will ; Freedom is a property of all rational beings ; The interest connected with moral ideas ; How is a categorical imperative possible ; Limits of practical philosophy --
12. Bentham and mill : The historical situation ; Utilitarianism ; Bentham, Principles of morals and legislation : The principle of utility ; The four sanctions or sources of pain and pleasure ; The value of a lot of pleasure or pain, how to be measured ; Mill, Utilitarianism --
13. T. H. Green : Metaphysical reaction to utilitarianism : Prolegomena to ethics ; The ethical problem stated ; The moral motive ; How does moral differ from immoral ; The better as witness of the best ; The good man lives by faith ; The universe conceived as personal ; How does such faith operate morally? ; History of the just man's conscience ; An alternative to pleasure ; Utilitarianism evaluated ; Self-realization as the ultimate good --
14. Henry Sidgwick : The heir of English empiricism ; The methods of ethics : Critique of the egoistic method ; The method of intuitionism ; The three moral axioms ; The method of utilitarianism --
15. G.E. Moore : Scientific procedure in philosophy ; Principia Ethica : Personal standpoint ; The three questions of ethics ; The first question: what is meant by the good ; The second question: what things are good in themselves ; The third question: what ought we to do --
16. John Dewey : Evolutionary ethics ; The quest for certainty.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon H. Clark and T.V. Smith.

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