Introductory Ethics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1978-01-02
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Clear, accurate presentation of the most important classical and contemporary theories in normative and metaethicsutilitarianism (act and rule), egoism, the categorical imperative, social contract theory, formalism, relativism (belief and conceptual), naturalism and non- naturalism, emotivism and prescriptive. Integrates thorough discussion of related concepts including justice, the will, autonomy, promises, punishment and universal law.

Table of Contents

1. Morality and Ethics.
2. What is Act Utilitarianism?
3. Act Utilitarianism—Arguments Pro and Con.
4. Problems for Act Utilitarianism.
5. Rule Utilitarisnism.
6. Egoism.
7. Kant I.
8. Kant II.
9. Rant and Rawls.
10. Ross' Formalism.
11. Relativism.
12. Naturalism in Metaethics.
13. Moore and Non-Naturalism.
14. Emotivism.
15. Prescriptivism.

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