9780073407425

Morality and the Good Life : An Introduction to Ethics Through Classical Sources

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    9780073407425

  • ISBN10:

    0073407429

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/9/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

The premise of this ethical theory anthology is that the study of ethics represents, above all else, participation in the thinking of a long tradition of philosophers. Organized historically by philosopher, the book provides an introductory chapter on ethical concepts and helpful commentary and study questions throughout the reading selections.Morality and the Good Lifeis substantial enough for a full course in ethics, but it is concise enough to allow the instructor time to include other approaches in addition to the classic texts and materials presented in this volume.

Table of Contents

Preface How to Use this Book Introduction What Is Ethics? Ethics and Religion The History of Ethics Ethical Questions What Is the Good Life? Why Be Good? The Problem of Justification Why Be Rational? The Place of Reason in Ethics Which Is Right? Ethical Dilemmas Ethical Concepts Universality Prudence and Morals Happiness and the Good Egoism and Altruism Virtue and the Virtues Facts and Values Justice and Equality Rights and Duties Ethical Theories and Approaches Teleology Utilitarianism Kant and Deontology Social Contract Theory Ethical Relativism Pluralism and History Feminist Ethics Prologue: Ethics and Religion The Hebrew Bible The Ten Commandments The New Testament The Qur'an Ancient Asia India: Hinduism and Buddhism Buddhism China: Confucianism and Taoism China: Taoism
The Republic What Is Justice?: Books I, II, and IV The Myth of the Cave: From Book VII
The Nicomachean Ethics The Goal of Human Activity: From Book I Moral Virtue: From Book II Friendship: From Books VIII and IX
Epicurus Letter to Menoecus Selections
The City of God The City of God: From Books XIV, XIX, and XXII The Problem of Evil: From Books V and XIV
Of the Interior Beginnings of Voluntary Motions Commonly Called the Passions and the Speeches by Which They Are Expressed Of the Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery Of the First and Second Natural Laws and of Contracts Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealth Of the Liberty of Subjects
Treatise of Human Nature On Virtue and Vice in General Of Love and Hatred An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals Of the General Principles of Morals, Benevolence, and Justice: Sections I, II and III Why Utility Pleases: From Section V Virtue, Approval, and Self-Love: From Section IX and Appendix II
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals Empirical and A Priori Ethics: Preface The Rational Basis of Morality: From Section 1 The Categorical Imperative: From Section 2 Freedom and Autonomy: From Section 3
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Utilitarianism Happiness and the Summum Bonum: Chapter 1 What Utilitarianism Is: Chapter 2 The Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility: Chapter 3 The "Proof" of Utilitarianism: Chapter 4 Justice and Utility: Chapter 5
Beyond Good and Evil The Natural History of Morals What Is Noble? On the Genealogy of Morals "Good and Evil"; "Good and Bad" "Guilt," "Bad Conscience," and Related Matters Twilight of the Idols Morality as Anti-Nature
The Quest for Certainty
Principia Ethica
Existentialism Is a Humanism Being and Nothingness Bad Faith Freedom and Responsibility
A Theory of Justice Justice as Fairness Goodness as Rationality The Sense of Justice
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