The Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199997237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 341

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This text carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, and introduces students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, and more. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Third Edition.
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Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: John Finnis

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878404087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

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Are we entitled to be confident that our moral judgements can be objective? Can they express insights into aspects of reality, rather than mere feelings, tastes, desires, decisions, upbringing, or conventions? Why must we consider some of our choices to be free, and how do our free choices matter? How far should our moral judgements be based on assessments of expected consequences? Can utilitarianism, and other consequentialist or proportionalist theories, be anything more than the rationalization of positions taken on other grounds? The main theme of this book is the challenge to ethics from philosophical scepticism and from contemporary forms of consequentialism. But in seeking to meet this challenge, the book develops a sustained philosophical argument about many of the central questions of ethics. It reviews classical positions, and challenges some long-influential interpretations of those positions. It also reviews and participates in some recent developments and controversies in Anglo-American ethical theory. The activity of ethical theorizing itself is shown to be a matter of free and intelligent decision, in pursuit of intelligible good; it thus provides a test-case for any ethical theory.
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The Ethical Life

Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199997275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 489

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This text is a collection of primary source materials in ethics covering the major themes of moral philosophy. Featuring forty classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts-Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems-it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Third Edition, this volume is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own.
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Ethics

The Fundamentals

Author: Julia Driver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and argumentsin moral theory by introducing students to different philosophicalapproaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics,divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophyseries. Presents lively, real-world examples and thoughtful discussionof key moral philosophers and their ideas. Constitutes an excellent resource for readers coming to thesubject of ethics for the first time.
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The Fundamentals of Illustration Second Edition

Author: Lawrence Zeegen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411484

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

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A fresh introduction to the important elements of the discipline that takes the reader step-by-step through the key processes, themes and applications in illustration.
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Living Ethics

An Introduction with Readings

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190272197

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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Living Ethics: An Introduction with Readings is an ideal all-in-one resource for courses in introduction to ethics and contemporary moral problems. In this hybrid textbook/reader, Russ Shafer-Landau brings moral theory and contemporary moral issues to life with a comprehensive and balanced set of readings, uniquely engaging explanations, and clear analysis of arguments.
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