Ethics Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-21
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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The most important moral philosophers of the Western tradition all in one place! Chronologically organized to illuminate each writer's role in the history of ethics, the book's comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of ideas in the history of Western moral philosophy, as well as contemporary moral philosophy. Selections from the contemporary period are designed to highlight the continuity between the history of moral philosophy and contemporary moral theory. The collection includes an introduction to ethical theory, introductions to each of the major historical periods, brief introductions to each selection, and new study tools to help focus your reading.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Study of Ethicsp. 1
The Classical and Medieval Erasp. 13
Socratesp. 16
Euthyphrop. 17
Platop. 29
Republicp. 31
Aristotlep. 64
The Nicomachean Ethicsp. 66
Epicurusp. 93
Epicurus to Menoeceusp. 94
Epictetusp. 99
The Encheiridionp. 100
St. Augustinep. 112
Of the Morals of the Catholic Churchp. 113
The Enchiridionp. 116
St. Thomas Aquinasp. 119
Summa Contra Gentilesp. 121
Summa Theologicap. 131
The Modern Worldp. 141
Thomas Hobbesp. 147
Leviathanp. 149
David Humep. 163
A Treatise of Human Naturep. 165
Immanuel Kantp. 181
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Moralsp. 184
Jeremy Benthamp. 208
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislationp. 210
John Stuart Millp. 218
Utilitarianismp. 220
Søren Kierkegaardp. 245
The Journalsp. 247
Either/Orp. 247
Fear and Tremblingp. 252
Karl Marxp. 259
Economic and Philosophical Manuscriptsp. 261
Friedrich Nietzschep. 271
Beyond Good and Evilp. 273
On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemicp. 277
The Contemporary Erap. 295
G. E. Moorep. 301
Principia Ethicap. 303
W. D. Rossp. 312
The Right and the Goodp. 313
A. J. Ayerp. 331
Language, Truth and Logicp. 333
Jean-Paul Sartrep. 342
Existentialismp. 343
Bernard Williamsp. 353
Relativismp. 354
John Rawlsp. 358
A Theory of Justicep. 360
R. M. Harep. 380
A Utilitarian Approach to Ethicsp. 382
Moral Thinkingp. 391
T. M. Scanlonp. 402
Contractualism and Utilitarianismp. 404
Thomas Nagelp. 420
The View from Nowherep. 422
Bernard Williamsp. 435
Persons, Character and Moralityp. 437
Gilbert Harmanp. 451
Is There a Single True Morality?p. 453
Philippa Footp. 470
Does Moral Subjectivism Rest on a Mistake?p. 472
Christine M. Korsgaardp. 486
Self-Constitution in the Ethics of Plato and Kantp. 488
Philip L. Quinnp. 511
God and Moralityp. 512
Annette C. Baierp. 533
The Need for More Than Justicep. 534
Glossaryp. 547
Indexp. 554
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