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Morality and the good life : an introduction to ethics through classical sources

Author: Robert C Solomon; Clancy W Martin; Wayne Vaught
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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The premise of this ethical theory anthology is that the study of ethics represents, above all else, participation in the thinking of a long tradition of philosophers. Organized historically by philosopher, the book begins with a concise introductory chapter surveying the major ethical concepts, then presents substantive selections of classical ethical theory sources, with helpful commentary and background  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Solomon; Clancy W Martin; Wayne Vaught
ISBN: 9780073407425 0073407429
OCLC Number: 226356690
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 482 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is ethics? --
Ethics and religion --
The history of ethics --
Ethical questions --
What is the good life? --
Why be good : the problem of justification --
Why be rational : the place of reason in ethics --
Which is right : ethical dilemmas --
Ethical concepts --
Universality --
Prudence and morals --
Happiness and the good --
Egoism and altruism --
Virtue and the virtues --
Facts and values --
Justice and equality --
Rights and duties --
Ethical theories and approaches --
Teleology --
Utilitarianism --
Kant and deontology --
Social contract theory --
Ethical relativism --
Pluralism and history --
Feminist ethics --
Prologue : ethics and religion --
The Hebrew Bible --
The Ten commandments --
The New Testament --
The Qur'an --
Ancient Asia --
India : Hinduism and Buddhism --
Buddhism --
China : Confucianism and Taoism --
China : Taoism --
Plato --
Aristotle --
Epicurus --
Augustine --
Thomas Hobbes --
David Hume --
Immanuel Kant --
Mary Wollstonecraft --
John Stuart Mill --
Friedrich Nietzsche --
John Rawls.
Responsibility: Robert C. Solomon, Clancy Martin, Wayne Vaught.

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The premise of this ethical theory anthology is that the study of ethics represents, above all else, participation in the thinking of a long tradition of philosophers. Organized historically by philosopher, the book begins with a concise introductory chapter surveying the major ethical concepts, then presents substantive selections of classical ethical theory sources, with helpful commentary and background information interspersed throughout.

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