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Conduct and Character : Readings in Moral Theory

Conduct and Character : Readings in Moral Theory - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534589097

Cover of Conduct and Character : Readings in Moral Theory 5TH 06 (ISBN 978-0534589097)
ISBN13: 978-0534589097
ISBN10: 053458909X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $147.00

Conduct and Character : Readings in Moral Theory - 5TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534589097

Mark Timmons

ISBN13: 978-0534589097
ISBN10: 053458909X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

CONDUCT AND CHARACTER is a concise anthology of readings in ethical theory that covers the major schools of thought as well as a handful of fundamental topics in ethical theory. Reading selections in the chapters provide coverage of both classical and contemporary philosophical writings, representing a spectrum of viewpoints on each theory or topic. The readings include brief introductions to assist students in identifying key ideas and have been selected and edited in order to optimize student comprehension.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Moral Theory: The Nature and Evaluation of Moral Theories.

Basic Moral Concepts. The Aims of Moral Theory. The Role of Moral Principles in a Moral Theory. The Structure of a Moral Theory. Brief Summary. How to Evaluate a Moral Theory. Preview.

2. Egoism.

Plato: The Myth of Gyges. David Shoemaker: Egoisms.

3. Ethics by Authority.

Robert C. Mortimer: Morality is Based on God's Commands. Mark Timmons: Does Morality Depend on God's Commands? Ruth Benedict: A Defense of Ethical Relativism. James Rachels: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism.

4. The Natural Law Theory.

St. Thomas Aquinas: Treatise on Law. C. E. Harris: The Ethics of Natural Law. Philippa Foot: The Doctrine of Double Effect. Emmett Barcalow: Problems for Natural Law Theory.

5. Consequentialism.

Jeremy Bentham: The Principle of Utility. J. S. Mill: In Defense of Utilitarianism. Stephen Darwall: Mill and Utilitarianism: Act or Rule? Brad Hooker: Rule-Consequentialism.

6. Kantian Ethical Theory.

Immanuel Kant: Morality as a System of Categorical Imperatives. Joshua Glasgow: Kant's Principle of Universal Law. Onora O'Neill: Kant on Treating People as Ends in Themselves. Fred Feldman: On Treating People as Ends in Themselves: A Critique.

7. Virtue Ethics.

Aristotle: Virtue and Character. Rosalind Hursthouse: Normative Virtue Ethics. Christine Swanton: A Virtue Ethical Account of Right Action. Robert N. Johnson: Virtue and Right.

8. The Ethics of Care.

Carol Gilligan: Moral Orientation and Moral Development. Nel Noddings: An Ethic of Caring. Claudia Card: Caring and Evil. Raja Halwani: Care Ethics and Virtue Ethics.

9. Pluralism and Particularism.

Jean-Paul Sartre: Moral Choice without Principles. W. D. Ross: What Makes Right Actions Right? David McNaughton: Principles or Particularism? Brad Hooker: Moral Particularism: Wrong and Bad.

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