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Great Traditions in Ethics (9th),9780534551391

Great Traditions in Ethics (9th)

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Pub. Date:
8/7/1998
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Intended for the Introduction to Ethics course taught at all four-year and most two-year schools, as well as the Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Historical Survey of Moral Philosophy, and History of Theoretical Ethics courses.

This is one of the finest collections of primary source material available to beginning ethics students. The chronologically sequenced chapter units give an overall historical perspective while informative chapter introductions include biographical, historical, and other information designed to prepare readers for the primary selections that follow. Brief comments by the editors are inserted into the edited primary material to assist student understanding.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1(5)
CHAPTER 2 Knowledge and Virtue
6(17)
PLATO
Selections from the Gorgias and the Republic, Books i-ii, iv, vi-vii, and ix
CHAPTER 3 Moral Character
23(17)
ARISTOTLE
Selections from the Nicomachean Ethics, Books i-ii, vi, and x
CHAPTER 4 The Pleasant Life
40(14)
EPICURUS
Selections from the letters To Herodotus and To Menoeceus, the Principal Doctrines, and the Fragments
CHAPTER 5 Self-Discipline
54(15)
EPICTETUS
Selections from The Discourses, Books i-iv, the Enchiridion, and the Fragments
CHAPTER 6 The Love of God
69(18)
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Selections from the Enchiridion, Chapters xi-xii, xcvi, and c-ci, and The City of God, Books v, xii, xiv, and xix-xxii
CHAPTER 7 Morality and Natural Law
87(16)
SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS
Selections from the Summa Contra Gentiles, Book iii, and the Summa Theologica, Articles i-iii and v-viii
CHAPTER 8 Social Contract Ethics
103(17)
THOMAS HOBBES
Selections from the Leviathan, Chapter vi, xiii-xv, and xxix-xxx, and Philosophical Rudiments, Chapter i
CHAPTER 9 Conscience in Morality
120(14)
JOSEPH BUTLER
Selections from Sermons i-iii and xi, and the Preface
CHAPTER 10 Morality and Sentiment
134(15)
DAVID HUME
Selections from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
CHAPTER 11 Duty and Reason
149(17)
IMMANUEL KANT
Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, First and Second Sections
CHAPTER 12 The Greatest Happiness Principle
166(17)
JOHN STUART MILL
Selections from Utilitarianism, Chapters ii-iii
CHAPTER 13 The Leap of Faith
183(17)
SOREN KIERKEGAARD
Selections from Either/Or, Fear and Trembling, and Concluding Unscientific Postscript
CHAPTER 14 Morality as Ideology
200(17)
KARL MARX
Selections from Karl Marx: Selected Writings
CHAPTER 15 Utilitarianism Revised
217(13)
HENRY SIDGWICK
Selections from The Methods of Ethics
CHAPTER 16 The Transvaluation of Values
230(17)
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
Selections from The Will to Power, The Genealogy of Morals (First Essay), and Beyond Good and Evil
CHAPTER 17 Scientific Method in Ethics
247(16)
JOHN DEWEY
Selections from The Quest for Certainty, Chapter x
CHAPTER 18 The Indefinability of Good
263(13)
G.E. MOORE
Selections from Principia Ethica
CHAPTER 19 Prima Facie Duty
276(12)
W.D. ROSS
Selections from The Right and the Good
CHAPTER 20 Ethics as Emotive Expression
288(17)
A.J. AYER
C.L. STEVENSON
Selections from Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic, Chapter vi, and Stevenson's "The Nature of Ethical Disagreement"
CHAPTER 21 Radical Freedom
305(12)
JEAN-PAUL SARTRE
Selections from Existentialism and Human Emotions
CHAPTER 22 Good Reasons in Ethics
317(14)
KURT BAIER
Selections from The Moral Point of View
CHAPTER 23 Ethics and Social Justice
331(14)
JOHN RAWLS
Selections from "Justice as Reciprocity"
CHAPTER 24 Moral Virtue and Human Interest
345(13)
PHILIPPA FOOT
Selections from Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy
CHAPTER 25 Ethics as Trusting in Trust
358(17)
ANNETTE BAIER
Selections from "Trust and Antitrust"
CHAPTER 26 The Concept of Morality
375
WILLIAM K. FRANKENA
Selections from Thinking about Morality


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