Ethics in a Nutshell

The Philosopher's Approach to Morality in 100 Pages

Author: Matt Deaton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989254243


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Featuring YouTube lectures by the author on each chapter, a concise introduction to ethics by professor Matt Deaton.

Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell

The complete guide to the founders of western philosophy, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1789504295

Category: Philosophy

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From Socrates' fascinating discussions of morality and virtue to Pythagoras' attempts to understand the arrangement of the cosmos, the thinkers of the ancient world provided us with an astonishing array of ideas that has helped to shape the modern world. Ranging across Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy from Anaximander to Plotinus, Classical Philosophy in a Nutshellexplains important ideas such as Plato's Theory of Forms, Zeno's Paradox, and the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius. Filled with helpful diagrams and simple summaries of complex theories, this essential introduction brings the great ideas of antiquity to everyone.

Philosophy and the Good Life

Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian and Psychoanalytic Ethics

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottingham's thought-provoking 1998 study examines the contrasting approaches to this problem found in three major phases of Western philosophy. Starting with the attempts of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics and Epicureans to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine the fascinating and hitherto little-studied moral psychology of Descartes, and his effort to integrate the physical and emotional aspects of our humanity into a rational blueprint for fulfilment. He concludes by analysing the insights of modern psychoanalytic theory into the human predicament, arguing that philosophy neglects them at its peril if it hopes to come to terms with the complex relationship between reason and the emotions. Lucid in exposition and unusually wide-ranging in scope, Philosophy and the Good Life provides a challenging perspective on moral philosophy and psychology for students and specialists alike.

Essentials of Health Policy and Law

Author: Joel Bern Teitelbaum,Sara E. Wilensky

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076373442X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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As one of the newest offerings in the Jones & Bartlett Essential Public Health series, this introductory-level text is a concise and straightforward look at the seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law. It will help your students understand the broad context of health policy and law, the essential policy and legal issues impacting and flowing out of the health care and public health systems, and the way health policies and laws are formulated.Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 2, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, & 19-21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

Questioning Ethics

Contemporary Debates in Continental Philosophy

Author: Mark Dooley,Charles B Seelig Chair of Philosophy Richard Kearney,Richard Kearney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134679254

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This major discussion takes a look at some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today by some of the world’s leading thinkers. Including essays from leading thinkers, such as Jurgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Julia Kristeva and Paul Ricoeur, the book’s highlight – an interview with Jacques Derrida - presents the most accessible insight into his thinking on ethics and politics for many years. Exploring topics ranging from history, memory, revisionism, and the self and responsibility to democracy, multiculturalism, feminism and the future of politics, the essays are grouped into five thematic sections: * hermeneutics * deconstruction * critical theory * psychoanalysis * applied ethics. Each section considers the challenges posed by ethics and how critical thinking has transformed philosophy today. Questioning Ethics affords an unsurpassed overview of the state of ethical thinking today by some of the world’s foremost philosophers.

Literary Studies and Criticism

Evaluations of the Writers of the American Renaissance--with Fresh Approaches to Transcendentalism, Literary Influences, New-England Cultural Patterns, and the Creative Experience

Author: Franklin Benjamin Sanborn

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: 734

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