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Great Traditions in Ethics

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9780534560911

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Pub. Date:
9/11/2001
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

New to ethical theory? No problem. GREAT TRADITIONS IN ETHICS-the standard historical anthology for introducing ethical theory-makes it easy to explore the many primary sources that contribute to the canon of ethical theory. Chapter introductions provide biographical, historical, and theoretical contexts, and classic reading selections are supplemented by comments that will help you understand the works. This anthology will challenge you to critically engage the most crucial ideas, thinkers, and readings in the history of ethical theory.

Table of Contents

Authors ix
Preface xi
Introduction
1(5)
Knowledge and Virtue
6(14)
Selections from the Gorgias and the Republic, Books i-ii, iv, vi-vii, and ix
Plato
Moral Character
20(15)
Selections from the Nicomachean Ethics, Books i-ii, vi, and x
Aristotle
The Pleasant Life
35(12)
Selections from the letters To Herodotus and To Menoeceus, the Principal Doctrines, and the Fragments
Epicurus
Self-Discipline
47(13)
Selections from The Discourses, Books i-iv, the Enchiridion, and the Fragments
Epictetus
The Love of God
60(15)
Selections from the Enchiridion, Chapters xi-xii, xcvi, and c-ci, and The City of God, Books v, xii, xiv, and xix-xxii
Saint Augustine
Morality and Natural Law
75(14)
Selections from the Summa Contra Gentiles, Book iii, and the Summa Theologica, Articles i-iii and v-viii
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Social Contract Ethics
89(14)
Selections from the Leviathan, Chapters vi, xiii-xv, and xxix-xxx, and Philosophical Rudiments, Chapter i
Thomas Hobbes
Nature and Reason
103(15)
Selections from On the Improvement of the Understanding and the Ethics, Chapters i-v
Benedict de Spinoza
Conscience in Morality
118(12)
Selections from Sermons i-iii and xi and the Preface
Joseph Butler
Morality and Sentiment
130(13)
Selections from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
David Hume
Duty and Reason
143(14)
Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, First and Second Sections
Immanuel Kant
The Greatest Happiness Principle
157(15)
Selections from Utilitarianism, Chapters ii-iii
John Stuart Mill
The Leap of Faith
172(15)
Selections from Either/Or, Fear and Trembling, and Concluding Unscientific Postscript
Soren Kierkegaard
Morality as Ideology
187(15)
Selections from Karl Marx: Selected Writings
Karl Marx
Utilitarianism Revised
202(11)
Selections from The Methods of Ethics
Henry Sidgwick
The Transvaluation of Values
213(15)
Selections from The Will to Power, The Genealogy of Morals (First Essay), and Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche
Scientific Method in Ethics
228(14)
Selections from The Quest for Certainty, Chapter x
John Dewey
The Indefinability of Good
242(12)
Selections from Principia Ethica
G. E. Moore
Prima Facie Duty
254(10)
Selections from The Right and the Good
W. D. Ross
Ethics as Emotive Expression
264(15)
Selections from Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic, Chapter vi, and Stevenson's ``The Nature of Ethical Disagreement''
A. J. Ayer
C. L. Stevenson
Radical Freedom
279(11)
Selections from Existentialism and Human Emotions
Jean-Paul Sartre
Good Reasons in Ethics
290(12)
Selections from The Moral Point of View
Kurt Baier
Ethics and Social Justice
302(12)
Selections from ``Justice as Reciprocity''
John Rawls
Moral Virtue and Human Interest
314(12)
Selections from Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy
Philippa Foot
Ethics as Trusting in Trust
326(15)
Selections from ``Trust and Antitrust''
Annette Baier
The Concept of Morality
341(12)
Selections from Thinking about Morality
William K. Frankena
Ethical Skepticism
353(9)
Selections from Morality: An Introduction to Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
Bernard Williams
Epilogue Applied Ethics 362


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