9780812977783

Ethics

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    9780812977783

  • ISBN10:

    0812977785

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 8/10/2010
  • Publisher: Modern Library

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Summary

InEthics: The Essential Writings,philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought-from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer-and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless questions of justice, morality, and faith to the hot-button concerns of today, such as animal rights, our duties to the environment, and gender issues. Featuring an illuminating preamble, concise introductory essays on the giants of ethical theory, and incisive chapter headnotes to the modern offerings, this Modern Library edition is a perfect single-volume reference for students, teachers, and anyone eager to engage in reflection on ethical questions, including "What is the basis for our ethical views and judgments?" Gordon Marino is professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, he is the author ofKierkegaard in the Present Age, co-editor ofThe Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard, and editor of theModern Libraryrs"s Basic Writings of Existentialism. His essays have appeared inThe New York Times.

Author Biography

Gordon Marino is professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, he is the author of Kierkegaard in the Present Age, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard, and editor of the Modern Library's Basic Writings of Existentialism. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other national publications.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
From Plato to Kierkegaard
Euthyphro, Crito, and The Republic: Book IIp. 3
Nicomachean Ethicsp. 43
The Enchiridionp. 85
City of God: Book XIXp. 107
Summa Theologica: Question XCIVp. 119
Leviathan: Part I. Of Man; Part II. Of Commonwealthp. 134
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Moralsp. 149
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Moralsp. 188
Utilitarianismp. 225
Parerga and Paralipomenap. 256
On the Genealogy of Moralityp. 274
The Sickness Unto Death: Part IIp. 299
The Moderns
Anthropology and the Abnormalp. 309
Trying Out One's New Swordp. 321
Existentialism and Human Emotionp. 328
From Cruelty to Goodnessp. 333
The Disparity Between Intellect and Characterp. 350
Letter from a Birmingham Jailp. 356
A Theory of Justicep. 378
After Virtuep. 396
Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Educationp. 424
Mortal Questionsp. 445
Moral Saintsp. 462
A Sand County Almanac: The Land Ethicp. 486
Rich and Poorp. 506
The Case for Animal Rightsp. 530
Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Handsp. 545
A Defense of Abortion Why Abortion is Immoralp. 567
Acknowledgmentsp. 607
Permission Creditsp. 609
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