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This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. ETHICAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Sixth Editio?|
|What is Ethics?|
|Plato: Socratic Morality: Crito|
|Ethical Relativism Versus Ethical Objectivism|
|Custom is King|
|Objective Moral Forms|
|Objectivism: Natural Law|
|A Defense of Ethical Relativism|
|A Critique of Ethical Relativism|
|Moral Relativism Defended|
|Morality and Self-Interest|
|Why be Moral?|
|On the Socratic Dilemma|
|Morality and Advantage|
|Value and the Self|
|The Experience Machine|
|Value and the Origin of Right and Wrong|
|The Transvaluation of Values|
|What Makes Someone's Life Go Best?|
|Value: the View from Nowhere|
|Later Selves and Moral Principles|
|Persons, Character, and Morality|
|Women's Conception of Self and of Morality|
|The Need for Care: Gender in Moral Theory|
|The Utilitarian Calculus|
|Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism|
|Against Moral Conservatism|
|Famine, Affluence and Morality|
|Kantian and Deontological Systems|
|The Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals (complete)|
|What Makes Right Acts Right?|
|Kantian Formula of the End in Itself and World Hunger|
|Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives|
|Killing, Letting Die, and the Trolley Problem|
|Contractarian Ethical Systems|
|Contractualism: Justice as Fairness|
|Virtue-Based Ethical Systems|
|The Ethics of Virtue (Books 1-4 complete)|
|Virtue and the Moral Life|
|A Critique of Virtue-Based Ethics|
|are Virtues No More than Dispositions to Obey Moral Rules?|
|The Nature of the Virtues|
|in Defense of Moral Saints|
|The Fact/Value Problem: Metaethics in the Twentieth Century|
|On Reason and the Emotions: the Fact/Value Distinction|
|Prescriptivism: the Structure of Ethics and Morals|
|How to Derive Ought from Is|
|The Object of Morality|
|Moral Realism and the Challenge of Skepticism|
|The Subjectivity of Values|
|A Critique of Mackie's Error Theory|
|Two Forms of Ethical Skepticism|
|Religion and Ethics|
|Morality and Religion: Euthyphro|
|Morality Independent from Religion|
|God and Immortality as Necessary Postulates of Morality|
|Religious and the Queerness of Morality|
|Ethics Without God|
|Contemporary Challenges to Classical Ethical Theory|
|A. Sociobiology and the Question of Moral Responsibility|
|Ethics and the Descent of Man|
|Sociobiology and Ethics|
|Evolution and Ethics: the Sociobiological Approach|
|Prospects for an Evolutionary Ethics|
|The Law of the Jungle, Evolution and Morality|
|The Challenge of Determinism to Moral Responsibility and Desert|
|Free Will, Determinism, and Moral Responsibility: a Response to Galen Strawson|
|A Libertarian Defense of Free Will and Responsibility|
|A Glossary of Ethical Terms|
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