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Ethical theory : a concise anthology

Author: Heimir Geirsson; Margaret R Holmgren
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This concise anthology collects important historical and contemporary readings on the central ethical theories, including Divine Command Theory, Consequentialism, Deontology, Virtue Ethics, and Feminist Ethics. Each section includes two or three of the most important contributions to the field, together with brief introductions from the editors. This new third edition offers expanded coverage of meta-ethics through  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heimir Geirsson; Margaret R Holmgren
ISBN: 9781554813988 1554813980
OCLC Number: 1035313907
Description: vi, 415 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. One Meta-Ethics and Ethical Relativism --
Introduction --
1.William H. Shaw, "Relativism and Objectivity in Ethics" --
2.Gilbert Harman, "Ethics and Observation" --
3.Joseph J. Fins, "Encountering Diversity: Medical Ethics and Pluralism" --
4.Susan Wolf, "Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility" --
ch. Two Divine Command Theory --
Introduction --
5.Plato, Euthyphro --
6.The Bible, The Story of Abraham --
ch. Three Egoism --
Introduction --
7.Plato, "The Myth of Gyges" --
8.James Rachels, "Egoism and Moral Scepticism" --
ch. Four Consequentialism --
Introduction --
9.John Stuart Mill, Selection from Utilitarianism --
10.John Rawls, "Two Concepts of Rules" --
11.Peter Singer, "Rich and Poor" --
12.Ursula Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" --
ch. Five Deontology --
Introduction --
13.Immanuel Kant, Selection from The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals Note continued: 14.Onora O'Neill, "A Simplified Version of Kant's Ethics: Perplexities of Famine and World Hunger" --
15.Judith Jarvis Thomson, "The Trolley Problem" --
16.Thomas Nagel, "Moral Luck" --
ch. Six Moral Pluralism --
Introduction --
17.W.D. Ross, "What Makes Right Acts Right?" --
18.John Kekes, "Pluralism and the Value of Life" --
19.Robert Hood, "Global Warming" --
20.Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, "How Strong Is This Obligation? An Argument for Consequentialism from Concomitant Variation" --
ch. Seven Virtue Ethics --
Introduction --
21.Aristotle, Selection from Nicomachean Ethics --
22.Ogyen Trinley Dorje, "Consumerism and Greed: Contentment Is the Best Wealth" --
23.Susan Wolf, "Moral Saints" --
ch. Eight Feminist Ethics --
Introduction --
24.Hilde Lindemann, "Standard Moral Theories from a Feminist Perspective" --
25.Nel Noddings, "Women and Caring" --
26.Laurie Shrage, "Prostitution and the Case for Decriminalization".
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