Great Traditions In Ethics

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/15/2007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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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

Classic Ethical Traditions
Plato: Knowledge and Virtue
From "The Gorgias and the Repulbic,"Books I-II, IV, VI-VII, and IX
Aristotle: Moral Character
From "Nichomachean Ethics," Books I-II, VI, and X
Epicurus: The Pleasant Life
From the letters "To Herodotus" and "To Menoceus," the "Principal Doctrines," and the "Fragments."
Epictetus: Self-Discipline
From the "Discourses," Books I-IV, the "Enchiridion," and the "Fragments."
Saint Augustine: The Love of
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