9780534589097

Conduct and Character : Readings in Moral Theory

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    9780534589097

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    053458909X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/7/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

What makes one person full of integrity and another a scoundrel? CONDUCT AND CHARACTER: READINGS IN MORAL THEORY uses fascinating and easy-to-follow selections from the world's best philosophers to present basic ethical theory in a way you can understand. And because it has writings from both sides of an issue, you'll get the whole story.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction to Moral Theory: The Nature and Evaluation of Moral Theories
1(15)
Basic Moral Concepts
2(3)
The Aims of a Moral Theory
5(1)
The Role of Moral Principles in a Moral Theory
6(1)
The Structure of a Moral Theory
7(1)
Brief Summary
8(1)
How to Evaluate a Moral Theory
8(5)
Preview
13(3)
Egoism
16(19)
The Myth of Gyges
16(2)
Plato
Egoisms
18(17)
David W. Shoemaker
Ethics by Authority
35(26)
Morality is Based on God's Commands
35(3)
Robert C. Mortimer
Does Morality Depend on God's Commands?
38(11)
Mark Timmons
A Defense of Ethical Relativism
49(6)
Ruth Benedict
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
55(6)
James Rachels
The Natural Law Theory
61(27)
Treatise on Law
61(4)
St. Thomas Aquinas
The Ethics of Natural Law
65(14)
C. E. Harris
The Doctrine of Double Effect
79(5)
Philippa Foot
Problems for Natural Law Theory
84(4)
Emmett Barcalow
Consequentialism
88(27)
The Principle of Utility
88(6)
Jeremy Bentham
In Defense of Utilitarianism
94(6)
J. S. Mill
Utilitarianism: Act or Rule?
100(6)
Stephen Darwall
Rule-Consequentialism
106(9)
Brad Hooker
Kantian Ethical Theory
115(36)
The Moral Law and Autonomy of the Will
115(11)
Immanuel Kant
Kant's Principle of Universal Law
126(13)
Joshua Glasgow
Kant on Treating People as Ends in Themselves
139(5)
Onora O'Neill
On Treating People as Ends in Themselves: A Critique of Kant
144(7)
Fred Feldman
Virtue Ethics
151(44)
Virtue and Character
151(10)
Aristotle
Normative Virtue Ethics
161(11)
Rosalind Hursthouse
A Virtue Ethical Account of Right Action
172(15)
Christine Swanton
Virtue and Right
187(8)
Robert N. Johnson
The Ethics of Care
195(35)
Moral Orientation and Moral Development
195(8)
Carol Gilligan
An Ethic of Caring
203(10)
Nel Noddings
Caring and Evil
213(4)
Claudia Card
Care Ethics and Virtue Ethics
217(13)
Raja Halwani
Pluralism and Particularism
230
Moral Choice Without Principles
230(3)
Jean-Paul Sartre
What Makes Right Acts Right?
233(4)
W. D. Ross
Principles or Particularism?
237(8)
David McNaughton
Moral Particularism: Wrong and Bad
245
Brad Hooker

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