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A Companion to ethics

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Reference, 1993.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Corr. pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats

In this volume, some of todaya s most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Singer
ISBN: 0631187855 9780631187851
OCLC Number: 221775375
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: xxii, 504 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Acknowledgments. List of contributors. Part I: The Roots:. 1. The Origin of Ethics: Mary Midgley. 2. Ethics in Small--Scale Societies: George Silberbauer. 3. Ancient Ethics: Gerald A. Larue. Part II: The Great Ethical Traditions:. 4. Indian Ethics: Purusottama Bilimoria. 5. Buddhist Ethics: Padmasiri de Silva. 6. Classical Chinese Ethics: Chad Hansen. 7. Jewish Ethics: Menachem Kellner. 8. Christian Ethics: Ronald Preston. 9. Islamic Ethics: Azim Nanji. Part III: Western Philosophical Ethics : A Short History:. 10. Ethics in Ancient Greece: Christopher Rowe. 11. Medieval and Renaissance Ethics: John Haldane. 12. Modern Moral Philosophy: J. B. Schneewind. Part IV: How Ought I Live?:. 13. Natural Law: Stephen Buckle. 14. Kantian Ethics: Onora Oa Neill. 15. The Social Contract Tradition: Will Kymlicka. 16. Egoism: Kurt Baier. 17. Contemporary Deontology: Nancy (Ann) Davis. 18. An Ethic of Prima Facie Duties: Jonathan Dancy. 19. Consequentialism: Philip Pettit. 20. Utility and the Good: Robert E. Goodin. 21. Virtue Theory: Greg Pence. 22. Rights: Brenda Almond. Part V : Applications: . 23. World Poverty: Nigel Dower. 24. Environmental Ethics: Robert Elliot. 25. Euthanasia: Helga Kuhse. 26. Abortion: Mary Anne Warren. 27. Sex: Raymond A. Belliotti. 28. Personal Relationships: Hugh Lafollette. 29. Equality, Discrimination and Preferential Treatment: Bernard R. Boxill. 30. Animals: Lori Gruen. 31. Business Ethics: Robert C. Solomon. 32. Crime and Punishment: C. L. Ten. 33. Politics and the Problem of Dirty Hands: C. A. J. Coady. 34. War and Peace: Jeff McMahan. Part VI: The Nature of Ethics:. 35. Realism: Michael Smith. 36. Intuitionism: Jonathan Dancy. 37. Naturalism: Charles R. Pigden. 38. Subjectivism: James Rachels. 39. Relativism: David Wong. 40. Universal Prescriptivism: R. M. Hare. 41. Morality and Psychological Development: Laurence Thomas. 42. Method and Moral Theory: Dale Jamieson. Part VII: Challenge and Critique:. 43. The Idea of a Female Ethic: Jean Grimshaw. 44. The Significance of Evolution: Michael Ruse. 45. Marx Against Morality: Allen Wood. 46. How Could Ethics Depend on Religion?: Jonathan Berg. 47. The Implications of Determinism: Robert Young. Afterword. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Singer.


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